Engineering News | Automotive Home http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:10:24 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Authorities help to curb counterfeit car part imports http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/authorities-help-to-curb-counterfeit-car-part-imports-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445655 1489746561 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000631997_resized_paulramaraautomotivecomponentscounterfeit20171022.jpg PAUL RAMARA Counterfeit components coould be tracked through market investigation by checking car part agents that import goods from Asia, the Middle East 511 287 Auto components manufacturer launches portable drill winch http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/auto-component-manufacturer-launches-portable-drill-winch-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445749 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632244_resized_drillwinchtorreautomotivecomponents2017jpg1022.jpg WARN DRILL WINCH The portable WARN Drill Winch makes rigging fast and easy 511 287 Cape Town to take delivery of 11 electric buses by year-end http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/public-transport-2017-03-24 Irma Venter PUBLIC TRANSPORT Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446322 1489746562 1490306400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Company offers joints for plastic content in auto manufacturing http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/german-company-offers-joints-for-plastic-in-auto-manufacturing-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445867 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632539_resized_haagzeisslerautomotivecomponents20171022.jpg 9001 SERIES ROTARY JOINT The automotive industry wants to increase the present plastic content in electric vehicles by around 25% 511 287 Global car manufacturer tests 3D printing for production http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-car-manufacturer-tests-three-dimensional-printing-for-production-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445628 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000631945_resized_ford3dprintingautomotivecomponents20171022.jpg THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING Ford has started testing 3D printing technology for more efficient low-volume production 511 287 NCPC-SA to emphasise efficiency at Naacam show http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ncpc-sa-to-emphasise-efficiency-at-naacam-show-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445948 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632725_resized_jmsaautomotiveenergysaving20171022.jpg JOHNSON MATTHEY FACTORY Johnson Matthey South Africa joined a flagship energy-management project of the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa 511 287 Peugeot vehicles to be assembled in Kenya http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/peugeot-vehicles-to-be-assembled-in-kenya-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445873 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632551_resized_2017psakenyapeugeot3008automotivecomponents20171022.jpg PEUGEOT 3008 Kenya will start assembly of the new Peugeot 2008 sports utility vehicle in June 511 287 Pumps range included in offering to cater for demand http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/pump-range-included-in-offering-to-cater-for-demand-2017-03-24 Simone Liedtke Automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445731 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632223_resized_pumpritepneumaticgreasetransferpump022017bmg1022.jpg PNEUMATIC GREASE TRANSFER About 180 kg of grease is being pumped and used daily at Richards Bay Minerals 511 287 Renault launches new method to market, sell cars http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/renault-explores-a-new-method-to-market-sell-cars-2017-03-24 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 446319 1489746562 1490306400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 S African company wins Japanese award for the first time http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/s-african-company-wins-japanese-award-for-the-first-time-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445726 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Smart tyre for future urban fleets designed http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/a-smart-tyre-for-future-urban-fleets-2017-03-24 Marleny Arnoldi Automotive Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445747 1489746560 1490306400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000632240_resized_goodyearintelligripurbanautomotivecomponents20171022.jpg INTELLIGRIP URBAN Goodyear announced its smart-tyre technology aimed at improving ride-sharing vehicles 511 287 Metair sees 7% drop in profit, signs supply agreement with Daimler http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/metair-sees-7-drop-in-profit-signs-supply-agreement-with-daimler-2017-03-23 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:38:00 +0200 447386 1490281911 1490279880 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000636234_resized_daimlermerc1022bloomberg.jpg 511 287 Attacq welcomes BMW’s R400m investment in Waterfall distribution facility http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/attacq-welcomes-bmws-r400m-investment-in-waterfall-distribution-facility-2017-03-22 Anine Kilian AUTOMOTIVE Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:43:00 +0200 447219 1490260672 1490193780 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 BMW SA invests in new warehouse, X3 production to start in 2018 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/bmw-sa-invests-in-new-warehouse-x3-production-to-start-in-2018-2017-03-22 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:52:00 +0200 447196 1490190971 1490190720 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000635758_resized_artistimpressionbmwgroupsamidrandcampusjpg1022.jpg Design impressions of the future BMW Group SA Midrand campus 511 287 New British factory turns London's black cabs green http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-british-factory-turns-londons-black-cabs-green-2017-03-22 Reuters AUTOMOTIVE Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:14:00 +0200 447159 1490177735 1490177640 1492812000 Reuters 0 0 Argosy truck out, electric vehicles in, says Merc SA http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/argosy-truck-out-electric-vehicles-in-says-merc-sa-2017-03-22 Irma Venter TRUCKS Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:14:00 +0200 447146 1490176381 1490174040 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000635638_resized_freightlinerargosy21022.jpg 511 287 Tata Motors signs MoU with VW, Skoda to develop affordable vehicles http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/tata-motors-signs-mou-with-vw-skoda-to-develop-affordable-vehicles-2017-03-17 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:18:00 +0200 446859 1489757094 1489756680 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000635048_resized_guenterbutschekmdtatamotorsmatthiasmuellerceovolkswagenandbernhardmaierceoskodaauto1022.jpg Skoda Auto CEO Bernhard Maier, Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller and Tata Motors CEO Günter Butschek 511 287 Impact of Opel sale on South Africa not immediately clear http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/auto-industry-2017-03-17-1 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY – 2 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445448 1489473861 1489701600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 New air and ground urban transport concept pops up http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-airground-urban-transport-concept-launched-2017-03-17 Keith Campbell INNOVATION – 1 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445707 1489473861 1489701600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 SA vehicle exports at the ‘lower end of expectations’ in February http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-vehicle-sales-2017-03-17 Irma Venter NEW-VEHICLE SALES Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445439 1489473861 1489701600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Volkswagen restructures to fill sub-Saharan Africa gaps http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/auto-industry-2017-03-17 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY – 1 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 445440 1489473861 1489701600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Govt, rental markets to drive 1.7% growth in 2017 new-vehicle sales http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/govt-rental-markets-to-drive-17-growth-in-2017-new-vehicle-sales-2017-03-16 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:16:00 +0200 446716 1489672333 1489670160 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000634670_resized_transnetdurbanportharbourcars103111022duane.jpg 511 287 Sasol officially launches 2017 GTC Championship http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/sasol-officially-launches-2017-gtc-championship-2017-03-16 Megan van Wyngaardt TRANSPORT Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:09:00 +0200 446714 1489671622 1489669740 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000634666_resized_sasolgtc1022.jpg 511 287 Opel Astra takes Car of the Year title http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/opel-astra-takes-car-of-the-year-title-2017-03-16 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:02:00 +0200 446646 1489657840 1489654920 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000634469_resized_opelastra2017wesbanksacaroftheyear127a76221022.jpg 511 287 Peugeot's Tavares and Anglo American's Cutifani to join Total board http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/peugeots-tavares-and-anglo-americans-cutifani-to-join-total-board-2017-03-16 Reuters APPOINTMENTS Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:17:00 +0200 446636 1489652365 1489652220 1492293600 Reuters 0 0 Refiners commit to producing clean fuels http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/refiners-commit-to-producing-clean-fuels-2017-03-15 Kim Cloete OIL & GAS Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:36:00 +0200 446563 1489585188 1489584960 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 New APDP must boost volumes, exports, says Merc SA CEO http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-apdp-must-boost-volumes-exports-says-merc-sa-ceo-2017-03-15 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Wed, 15 Mar 2017 11:10:00 +0200 446504 1489571513 1489569000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000634098_resized_toyotaday1226hr1022.jpg 511 287 39% of South Africans interested in self-driving cars – Deloitte http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/39-of-south-africans-interested-in-self-driving-cars-deloitte-2017-03-14 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:32:00 +0200 446420 1489498448 1489498320 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633881_resized_volvouberautonomouscars20161022.jpg 511 287 Merc SA adds three AMG models to production line in R200m investment http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/merc-sa-adds-three-amg-models-to-production-line-in-r200m-investment-2017-03-13 Irma Venter AUTO INDUSTRY Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:55:00 +0200 446280 1489413552 1489413300 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633547_resized_amg43c43c631022.jpg 511 287 Electric vehicles won't depose stainless in nickel demand dynamics http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/electric-vehicles-wont-depose-stainless-in-nickel-demand-dynamics-2017-03-10 Reuters MANUFACTURING Fri, 10 Mar 2017 15:38:00 +0200 446135 1489154453 1489153080 1491775200 Reuters 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633194_resized_nissanctownevcharging41022.jpg 511 287 Van Zyl first African to become senior managing officer at Toyota Motor Corporation http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/van-zyl-first-african-to-become-senior-managing-officer-at-toyota-2017-03-10 Natasha Odendaal AUTOMOTIVE Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:56:00 +0200 446126 1489152252 1489150560 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633166_resized_drjohanvanzyl4637301022.jpg Toyota South Africa Motors chairperson and Toyota Motor Europe president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl 511 287 PRASA locomotives contractor paid ANC 'fundraisers' http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/prasa-locomotives-contractor-paid-anc-fundraisers-2017-03-10 News24Wire PRASA Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:04:00 +0200 446115 1489151563 1489147440 99999999999 News24Wire 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000633130_resized_prasaexterior1022.jpg 511 287 Cast process ensures cost-effective production http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-pressure-die-casting-of-components-available-for-smaller-orders-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Automotive Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443913 1488868439 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000628471_resized_relyprecisioncastings40905duane1022.jpg COST EFFECTIVE PRODUCTION The high pressure die-casting process allows fast, precise cost effective production of components 511 287 Conference to broaden industry’s business opportunities and technology horizons http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/conference-to-broaden-foundry-industrys-business-opportunities-and-technology-horizons-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Automotive Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444230 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000629058_resized_dalmarimcqueencorecommitteemember022017metalcastingconference1022.jpg DALMARI MCQUEEN Owing to the interest in exhibition spaces at the 2013 pilot conference, the 2017 MCC will have 28 exhibition stands 511 287 Deep surface salt bath hardening technique offered locally http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/deep-surface-salt-bath-hardening-technique-offered-locally-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Automotive Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443636 1488868439 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000627670_resized_lowerrollerfinalmachined022017frankwenforge1022.jpg INCREASED PRODUCTION The facility will be able to produce ingots of up to 12 t in various grades of carbon and alloy steels 511 287 Die-caster prepared for next growth cycle in industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/die-caster-prepared-for-next-growth-cycle-in-industry-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Automotive Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 443961 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Early signs pointing to recovery in foundry industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/early-signs-pointing-to-recovery-in-foundry-industry-2017-03-10 Simone Liedtke Automotive Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 444239 1488868440 1489096800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000629228_resized_pic1.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/67490_2017-02-14_uj_-_lio-hd_web.mp449606558Saif CEO John Davies and Saif president Takalani Madzivhandila discuss the challenges of the foundry industry. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva Saif CEO John Davies and Saif president Takalani Madzivhandila discuss the challenges of the foundry industry. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva