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Automotive Industry

Automotive industry to achieve international standards with new gas

     10th February 2017 Honouring its commitment to the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, specialty chemicals and gas company A-Gas South Africa will be phasing out commonly used high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants in its product range. 

New era for automotive industry

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector is rapidly disrupting traditional ways of making and selling products across all sectors, including in the automotive industry, where technological advancement is radically influencing the way in which vehicles are manufactured and sold... 

New era for automotive industry
TECHNOLOGY TAKE OVER Driverless vehicles will soon become a reality with extensive research and testing underway globally

Plastics training crucial for the automotive industry

     10th February 2017 In light of the growing trend within the automotive industry to increase dependency on plastic components and the greater demand this places on employers to train, upskill and transfer skills to employees in South Africa, local plastics industry representative Plastics|SA has been playing an... 

Positive outlook for automotive industry

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 Increased new-car production levels, which include an expected growth in vehicle exports, are likely to drive improvement in South Africa’s automotive industry this year, says industrial equipment supplier Bearings International sales representative Cherry Slater. 

Positive outlook for  automotive industry
EXTENSIVE PRODUCT RANGE Bearings International is poised to cater to increased new-car production levels with its wide range of bearings and power transmission products

Production capacity grows in SA automotive industry

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 The outlook for the local automotive industry for the next three to five years is very positive, with several manufacturers planning upgrades and expansions at their facilities to increase capacity, says drive technology provider SEW Eurodrive South Africa (SA) sales engineer Willem Strydom. 

Production capacity grows in SA automotive industry
WILLEM STRYDOM AND CLIVE O’REILLY SEW Eurodrive SA’s products can help automotive manufacturers optimize their operations as they expand their product lines

S Africa to keep pace with automotive technology advances

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 With American analyst firm Gartner predicting that there will be a quarter of a billion connected vehicles on the road globally by 2020, equipped with new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, asset and vehicle tracking solutions company Ctrack, part of Inseego Corp, says cars... 

S Africa to keep pace  with automotive  technology advances
BETTER FLEET MANAGEMENT Ctrack’s range of on-board devices and mobile software can help fleet managers to prevent road accidents in South Africa

Spark plug range provides unsurpassed coverage

     10th February 2017 Aftermarket automotive products supplier Federal-Mogul, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation, is now offering the new EON-Titan spark plug range from automotive products manufacturer Champion, which incorporates innovative use of the latest spark plug technology. 

Spark plug range provides  unsurpassed coverage
COMPREHENSIVE RANGE The new Champion EON-Titan spark plug range provides car parc coverage of 90% with only 18 product references

Carbon dioxide to be used in foam, plastic vehicle components

     22nd July 2016 Last month, multinational automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company announced that it is the first automaker to formulate and test new foam and plastic components that use carbon dioxide (CO2) as feedstock. Researchers expect to see the new biomaterials in Ford production vehicles within five... 

Carbon dioxide to be used in foam, plastic vehicle components
USEFUL WASTE The anticipated use for the captured waste product carbon dioxide includes seating and underhood applications.

Crash test dummy range now includes child models

     22nd July 2016 Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota last month expanded its range of virtual crash-test dummies by adding three new new models to replicate the physical characteristics of children aged three, six and ten. The simulation software, known as Total Human Model for Safety (Thums), maps and mimics... 

Manufacturers to profit from ‘connected life’ concept

By: Nadine James     22nd July 2016 Technological developments relating to high-speed connectivity, smart sensors and cloud-based computing, present vehicle manufacturers with an opportunity to develop services based around connected cars and devices. This has provided new impetus to the “Connected Life” concept, says computer... 

Manufacturers  to profit from  ‘connected life’ concept
Photo by Bloomberg
INTERACTIVE DRIVING The BMW Group showcased the BMW ConnectedDrive features at 2011 Paris Motor Show

Manufacturers to exploit emerging automotive markets

By: Nadine James     22nd July 2016 Original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are aiming to expand their client bases and establish automotive manufacturing facilities in emerging market economies, owing to the current saturation in European and US automotive markets, says auditing and consulting firm KPMG. KPMG industrial and... 

Manufacturers to exploit emerging  automotive markets
Photo by Duane Daws
MISFIT TOYS? Recent trends suggest that demand for vehicles is depressed, even if the desire tow own a vehicle has not finished

Parallel system enables line upgrades without disrupting production

By: Nadine James     22nd July 2016 Factory automation systems manufacturer Omron has refined its parallel upgrade system, which enables manufacturers to complete line upgrades for redundant electrical hardware and control systems without impacting on production, reducing downtime or compromising operational efficiency for... 

Parallel system enables line upgrades without disrupting production
Photo by Duane Daws
PARALLEL LINES The parallel upgrade system comprises a completely new line system that runs parallel with the existing system

Specialised bushings used for tyre testing rig

By: Nadine James     22nd July 2016 Self-lubricating polymer bearings and bushes manufacturer Vesconite Bearings – a division of VescoPlastics – has supplied specialised thermoplastic Vesconite bushings for a tyre test rig at the University of Pretoria’s (UP’s) Vehicle Dynamics Group (VDG). The test rig, manufactured and assembled... 

Specialised bushings used for tyre testing rig
TYRE TEST RIG The rig forms part of a master’s degree project by University of Pretoria students

Affordability and function key in buying a new car

     19th February 2016 While a first car might mean freedom for both a newly licensed child and the taxi-operating parents, Japanese motor vehicle manufacturer Datsun believes that parents should consider the vehicle’s form, function and affordability before over hastily purchasing. Datsun South Africa GM Des Fenner... 

Affordability and  function key in buying a new car
CHEAP, ECONOMIC AND RELIABLE The running and maintenance costs of an old car can easily outweigh the costs of buying an affordable, new economy car

Automotive industry highly unlikely to show growth in 2016 – KPMG

By: Simon Sonnekus     19th February 2016 The lacklustre economy, consumers’ desparate financial position and affordability of vehicles are three key areas that will stunt the growth of the South African automotive industry this year, says audit, advisory and tax services firm KPMG. According to KPMG automotive sector partner Gavin... 

Automotive industry highly unlikely to show growth in 2016 – KPMG
Photo by Duane Daws
GRIM YEAR AHEAD FOR MOTOR INDUSTRY The weakened economy has made the auto motive market less conducive for buying and even operating vehicles 

Bumpy ride for South African motorists

By: Simon Sonnekus     19th February 2016 The expected rise in Brent crude oil prices, and geopolitical decisions by South Africa will influence the petrol price and vehicle prices in 2016, says the Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa.  According to audit, advisory and tax services firm KPMG automotive sector partner Gavin Maile,... 

Bumpy ride for South African motorists
Photo by Duane Daws
PETROL PRICE HIKE Motorists could pay about R20/ℓ for petrol this year

Donaldson filters ensure seamless Dakar

     19th February 2016 With racing taking place in high altitudes during the Dakar rally, trusted filtration systems, such as those provided by filtration company Donaldson Filtration Solutions, are key for bakkies attempting to conquer the race. Owing to this, Midrand-based racing outfit Toyota Gazoo Racing Team... 

Donaldson filters  ensure seamless Dakar
FILTRATION FOR FLUID RACING Donaldson Fuel filters, used by Toyota Gazoo racing during Dakar 2016, insured that the direct injection engines were fed the cleanest fuel possible

Ford donates shipping containers for housing units

     19th February 2016 By means of renovating, converting and subdividing five shipping containers from Detroit-based vehicle producer Ford, Struandale engine plant has been able to provide housing for ten destitute families from the Vastrap informal settlement in Booysens Park, Port Elizabeth. The five containers... 

Ford donates shipping  containers for housing units
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Five containers were converted to safe and secure housing along with a sixth container that was converted into a community centre

Hyundai extends warranty to seven years

     19th February 2016 Korean motor vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Automotive South Africa (HASA) has extended its manufacturer’s warranty to ensure a better resale value. The Bedfordview-based company has implemented a long, five year/150 000 km warranty period since 2007. Moreover the company, which sold around... 

Hyundai extends warranty to seven years
EXTENDED WARRANTY Hyundai’s face lifted H1 Bus also falls under the seven year/200 000 km warranty

New Suzuki transmission given green light for SA market

     19th February 2016 Japanese vehicle producer Suzuki has unveiled their refined hybrid version of an automatic and manual transmissions to be used in its range of motor vehicles. 

New Suzuki transmission given green light  for SA market
AGS TRANSMISSION Suzuki keeps the cost of this auto-shifting option low while also ensuring that repairs and maintenance remain easy and cost effective

Reality programme used for welding training at AIDC

By: Simon Sonnekus     19th February 2016 Students who want to work in the production sector of the automotive industry can submit their curriculum vitae to the Automotive Industry Development Centre’s (AIDC’s) Gauteng Automotive Learning Centre to participate in an augmented-reality welding programme. Eight Soldamatic welding simulators... 

Reality programme  used for welding  training at AIDC
Photo by Simon Sonnekus
SOLDAMATIC WELDING SIMULATOR Trainees will be able to practise more than 93 different welding lessons on the simulators

Support services drive expansion into Africa

By: Simon Sonnekus     19th February 2016 German truck and bus manufacturer MAN has added support services in the form of a new service centre and a workshop in Kenya and Zambia respectively. MAN’s resolve to expand into Africa has come after its steady rise in sales across Eastern and Central Africa.  “Our partners have provided a... 

Support services drive expansion into Africa
MODULAR DESIGN WORKSHOP The new modular design workshop allows for quicker workshop construction at a fraction of the cost of regular brick-and-mortar workshops

Swedish motorcycle brand launches 701 bike range in SA

By: Simon Sonnekus     19th February 2016 Swedish motorcycle manufacturer Husqvarna launched its 701 Enduro and Supermoto models at wholesaler Puzey’s Biker’s Warehouse, in Gauteng, last month. The range will spearhead the new range of Husqvarna road motorcycles. The company, which was acquired by Austrian motorcycle company KTM from... 

Swedish motorcycle  brand launches 701  bike range in SA
HUSQVARNA 701 ENDURO Husqvarna has introduced the flagship models the 701 Enduro and Supermoto

Toyota topped seller charts in January

     19th February 2016 Japanese automotive manufacturer Toyota have built on good form to once again be crowned the top-selling brand in the South African Automotive Industry for the month of January after selling 6 463 units. A slower start to the auto market in January has not hindered the Midrand-based company,... 

Toyota topped seller  charts in January
8TH GENERATION HILUX Toyota’s Hilux bakkie was the topselling light commercial vehicle in 2015 with 35 684 units

Used-car market rises while new-car sales decline

     19th February 2016 Sales data released by South African automotive industry information provider the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), has noted that while new-vehicle sales have declined by 6.9% since January 2015, data from vehicle finance and insurance provider Wesbank... 

Used-car market rises while new-car sales decline
SIMPHIWE NGHONA Cash-strapped and budget-conscious consumers atempt to address affordability

Volvo upgrading its sedan segment with new S90

     19th February 2016 Swedish premium automobile manufacturer Volvo will be shaking up the premium sedan segment with the new S90, an executive class sedan, which was launched last month at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in the US. The luxury sedan, which has made its first public... 

Volvo upgrading its sedan  segment with new S90
COMPETITION IN THE EXCUTIVE SEDAN SEGMENT The S90 will be powered by a T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid emitting 298 kW of power

Kimmo

     20th August 2015 Paperboard and corrugated pallet manufacturer Kimmo, which previously traded as CX Pallets, manufactures honeycomb paperboard, an extremely thick and sturdy material for use in protective transport packaging. Having invested in state-of-the-art honeycomb paperboard manufacturing technology, Kimmo... 

Kimmo

Auto product range expands to meet local market demands

By: Kimberley Smuts     24th July 2015 Champion’s new wiper blades were launched globally this year and are specific to vehicle applications. Champion has been persistent in developing this product and hopes to be the first company to market wiper blades with this new technology. Meanwhile, global powertrain components and vehicle... 

Auto product range expands to meet local market demands
AEROVANTAGE HYBRID BLADE Champion’s new wiper blades were launched globally this year and are specific to vehicle applications

Child-seat concept redefines travelling comfort and safety

     24th July 2015 With the launch of a new child seat concept, Swedish vehicle manufacturer Volvo Cars’ design team has completely reimagined how children can travel safely in the future. 

Child-seat concept  redefines travelling  comfort and safety
FOCUSED ON SAFETY A safe, rearward-facing seating position enables a child to keep eye contact with either the driver or the rear passenger

Company introduces new fuel management system

By: Kimberley Smuts     24th July 2015 Asset management solutions provider QCIC delivered and released its QIC-Fuel solution in February and is optimistic that it will have at least ten companies on its system before December. The fuel management solution works in conjunction with the company’s flagship QIC-Fleet global system for... 

Company introduces new fuel management system
BRIAN MCKENZIE The QIC-Fuel solution enables the user to monitor the fuel by taking a sample of each sensor as the vehicle moves

Local focus on attracting auto OEMs good for South Africa

By: Dylan Slater     24th July 2015 South Africa’s ongoing focus on attracting and maintaining investment from foreign automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) into South Africa is paying off, says logistic company DHL. 

Local focus on  attracting auto OEMs good for South Africa
ROB WILLIAMS Africa has the capability and the workforce to meet the demands of the global automotive industry

Luxury vehicle brand appoints local model to showcase new products

     24th July 2015 Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer Maserati has appointed top South African model Genevieve Morton to present its model range in the company’s 2015 brochures and to feature in a worldwide social media campaign. 

Luxury vehicle brand appoints local model to showcase new products
EXUDING LUXURY Local model Genevieve Morton presents one of Maserati’s models in a recent relaunch of the luxury motor manufacturer's brochures

Motor vehicle manufacturing to grow by up to 3% in 2015

By: Bruce Montiea     24th July 2015 The outlook for the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry in 2015 is modestly positive, with an expected marginal volume increase of up to 3% in domestic sales, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa director Nico Vermeulen. This is mainly based on... 

Motor vehicle manufacturing  to grow by up to 3% in 2015
Photo by Bloomberg
ASSEMBLY LINE Growth is expected in South Africa’s motor vehicle manufacturing industry

Private leasing of cars shows promise in South Africa

     24th July 2015 Slow economic growth, more cautious lending by the banks, continued strains on consumer affordability and high inflation rates are some of the reasons why consumers are not buying cars, which is why specialist private leasing company Ariva MD Keith Watson sees a future in the leasing of cars in... 

Small-capacity turbo engine wins Engine of the Year for the fourth time

     24th July 2015 American automotive manufacturer Ford’s 1.0 ℓ EcoBoost engine won the 2015 International Engine of the Year Award for the fourth consecutive time. The award was presented by automotive publication Engine Technology International in Stuttgart, Germany, last month. 

Small-capacity turbo  engine wins Engine of the Year for the fourth time
BOOSTING ECONOMICALLY Ford’s EcoBoost engines employ turbochargers to increase power whilst maintaining small capacities

Steel mezzanine floors boost auto dealers’ parking capacity

By: Dylan Slater     24th July 2015 Steel mezzanine structures, manufactured by Linbro Park-based storage solutions company Pandae, are assisting automotive dealerships with easy-to-install additional parking space that will not result in downtime during construction. 

Steel mezzanine floors boost  auto dealers’ parking capacity
MEZZANINE FLOOR Super Mezzanine floors comprise iron beams for vertical and horizontal support, as well as galvanised steel grating

Survey reveals latest auto trends, innovations

By: Kimberley Smuts     24th July 2015 The automotive sector is feeling the pressure from the strict regulatory standards being enforced globally, as well as increasingly tech-savvy consumers who not only expect, but demand, new and innovative services, says professional services firm KPMG in its ‘Global Automotive Executive Survey... 

Survey reveals latest auto trends, innovations
AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY PRESSURE The automotive sector is feeling the pressure from the strict regulatory standards being enforced globally

Counterfeiting threatens auto manufacturing

By: David Oliveira     20th February 2015 Every year about R362-billion in counterfeit products are sold in South Africa – of which a substantial number are counterfeit automotive parts, says specialist intellectual property law firm Spoor & Fisher.  “This is a serious problem – the local economy loses a significant amount of money... 

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