http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 18.21Change: -0.17
R/$ = 16.20Change: -0.05
Au 1196.25 $/ozChange: 2.25
Pt 929.50 $/ozChange: 4.50
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Back
Aug 14, 2015
FORD RANGER New high-capacity air compressors were installed at a Ford assembly plant where the Ranger is manufactured
Vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has introduced a wide range of energy-efficient technologies at its Silverton assembly plant, in Pretoria, reducing its energy consumption and demand on the national grid, while also bringing about...
Aug 13, 2015
Article contains comments
State-owned Transnet has developed a new app that allows users to calculate their carbon emissions savings when they elect to move their freight on rail instead of by road. The carbon calculator app would also enable corporate reporting on transport carbon emissions.
Aug 12, 2015
Wessel Steffens
Around 174 000 used cars have been financed in South Africa in the first seven months of 2015, says Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance managing executive Wessel Steffens. This is 5.35% lower than the number of used cars financed for the same period in 2014 (183 563...
Aug 12, 2015
Jeff Nemeth and Cosmas Maduka with a new Ranger
US vehicle manufacturer Ford on Tuesday announced that it would assemble its Ranger pickup in Nigeria, starting in October. The plant would be Ford’s first African production location outside South Africa, noted Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa president and CEO...
Aug 07, 2015
The long-term future of performance cars – 15, 20 years from now, or perhaps sooner – will see “some kind of electrification or hybridisation of the drive train” says Mercedes-AMG management board chairperson Tobias Moers. However, the problem with this will be that...
Aug 07, 2015
There are a lot of numbers involved in shopping for a car: power output, fuel consumption, number of airbags, price, interest rates, payback period and warranty. At the bottom end of the scale, price is probably the biggest deal-breaker. At the top end of the market,...
Aug 05, 2015
Mike Whitfield
Nissan South Africa (SA) would make an announcement on the production of new models at its Rosslyn plant, near Pretoria, by the end of the year, said Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield on Tuesday. Speaking at a media dinner in Johannesburg, he noted that he expected the...
Aug 04, 2015
Article contains comments
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
South Africa planned to offer five reasons as to why it should retain its status as an African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) beneficiary during public hearings scheduled for Friday in Washington DC. The US House of Representatives passed a ten-year extension to...
Aug 04, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
Aug 03, 2015
Jul 31, 2015
Article contains comments
 
 
 
Jul 29, 2015
Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) has begun the second phase of its aluminium localisation initiative, the company’s strategic business development, procurement and export manager Philip Jooste, told the National Localisation Indaba, in Durban, on Tuesday. This...
Jul 28, 2015
Article contains comments
South Africa’s automotive industry is not in crisis – but there is a very real danger that inertia could see it regress into lightweight assembly rather than claim its place as a globally competitive vehicle manufacturer. Speaking at the National Localisation Indaba,...
Jul 24, 2015
Kyalami's The Crocodiles corner
Two months after the start of a R100-million-plus upgrade to the 54-year-old Kyalami race track, the project is running according to plan, says Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit spokesperson Christo Kruger. The new circuit layout has become visible and the extent of the...
Jul 24, 2015
FOCUSED ON SAFETY A safe, rearward-facing seating position enables a child to keep eye contact with either the driver or the rear passenger
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.
Jul 24, 2015
India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor producer, Mahindra & Mahindra, has established a new business unit specifically focussed on emerging opportunities in Africa. The African business unit will be headed by current Mahindra South Africa (MSA) CEO Ashok Thakur,...
Jul 24, 2015
ROB WILLIAMS Africa has the capability and the workforce to meet the demands of the global automotive industry
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.
Jul 24, 2015
EXUDING LUXURY Local model Genevieve Morton presents one of Maserati’s models in a recent relaunch of the luxury motor manufacturer's brochures
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.
Jul 24, 2015
ASSEMBLY LINE Growth is expected in South Africa’s motor vehicle manufacturing industry
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...
Jul 24, 2015
BOOSTING ECONOMICALLY Ford’s EcoBoost engines employ turbochargers to increase power whilst maintaining small capacities
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.
Jul 24, 2015
MEZZANINE FLOOR Super Mezzanine floors comprise iron beams for vertical and horizontal support, as well as galvanised steel grating
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.
 
 
 
 
Jul 24, 2015
New-vehicle sales continued their downward trend in June, declining by 4.8%, to 50 251 units, compared with the same month last year. Sales numbers released by the Department of Trade and Industry show that new passenger car sales dropped by 6.6% in June, to 33 035...
Jul 22, 2015
Jul 21, 2015
There are a lot of numbers involved in shopping for a car: power output, fuel consumption, number of airbags, price, interest rates, payback period and warranty. At the bottom end of the scale, price is probably the biggest deal-breaker. At the top end of the market,...
Jul 21, 2015
The new AMG GT
The long-term future of performance cars – 15, 20 years from now, or perhaps sooner – will see “some kind of electrification or hybridisation of the drive train” says Mercedes-AMG management board chairperson Tobias Moers. However, the problem with this will be that...
Jul 17, 2015
Mahindra South Africa (MSA) hopes to see between 20% and 25% growth in sales in the current financial year compared with the previous financial year, “this despite the local market declining”, says CEO Ashok Thakur. MSA sold around 4 000 units in the previous...
Jul 17, 2015
Mercedes-Benz has launched a fresh attack on the highly competitive van segment with the launch of its new V-Class multipurpose vehicle (MPV). The V-Class replaces the Viano.
Jul 17, 2015
Article contains comments
South Africa’s automotive leather interior industry is in trouble. Employment at tanneries and sewing plants has been cut in half from 9 242 people in 2005, to 4 806 in 2015, says industrial value chain economist David Bezuidenhout.
Jul 09, 2015
There are some signs, a new Barclays report asserts, that South Africa’s balance of trade in manufactured goods is starting to improve, helping to offset worsened terms of trade brought about by a decline in commodity prices. Speaking at the release of the quarterly...
Jul 03, 2015
The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has reached an agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry, in China, for the supply of silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear will begin using the silica this year in a consumer tyre that will be manufactured in its factory in...
Jul 03, 2015
Article contains comments
The BMW Group’s Rosslyn plant in June received the Platinum Plant Quality Award in the JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study (IQS) for producing vehicles – on a global basis – with the fewest defects or malfunctions of models for the US market. The plant assembles the...
 
 
 
 
Jul 02, 2015
New car sales, which fell by 4.8% in June compared with June last year, are the latest victim of economic uncertainty. Simphiwe Nghona, the executive head for motor retail at Wesbank, talking to ANA about new car sales figures released by the National Association of...
Jun 30, 2015
Ashok Thakur
India’s largest utility vehicle and tractor producer, Mahindra & Mahindra, has established a new business unit specifically focussed on emerging opportunities in Africa. The African business unit will be headed by current Mahindra South Africa (MSA) CEO Ashok Thakur,...
Jun 30, 2015
Mahindra South Africa (MSA) hopes to see between 20% and 25% growth in sales in the current financial year compared with the previous financial year, “this despite the local market declining”, says CEO Ashok Thakur. MSA sold around 4 000 units in the previous...
Jun 26, 2015
The new Nissan Navara has been launched onto the global market, but Nissan South Africa (NSA) will only know in August whether the local Rosslyn plant will assemble the one-ton pickup. The NSA plant currently produces the old NP300 Hardbody one-ton bakkie, as well as...
Jun 26, 2015
Despite a domestic new vehicle market struggling to remain in positive territory this year, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) aims to increase sales of its AMG performance brand by 32% this year. This will add to the 63% growth seen from 2013 to 2014, when sales...
Jun 26, 2015
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has introduced advanced automated robot technology in its paint shop – in the base coat interior painting process – which has reduced hazardous waste and increased painting efficiency, while also improving quality and consistency....
Jun 25, 2015
Electric vehicles are likely to exceed two-million units globally by 2020, as deteriorating air quality levels in highly industrialised nations force governments to introduce radical measures to limit emissions, consulting firm Frost & Sullivan said on Thursday....
Jun 24, 2015
Article contains comments
South Africa’s automotive leather interior industry is in trouble. Employment at tanneries and sewing plants has been cut in half from 9 242 people in 2005, to 4 806 in 2015, says industrial value chain economist David Bezuidenhout. Bezuidenhout has been a consultant...
Jun 23, 2015
The new V-Class
Mercedes-Benz has launched a fresh attack on the highly competitive van segment with the launch of its new V-Class multipurpose vehicle (MPV). The V-Class replaces the Viano.
Jun 22, 2015
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) on Monday officially opened its completely knockdown (CKD) Quantum Ses’fikile minibus plant, in Durban, following a R550-million investment in its local taxi assembly operations. Construction on the CKD plant started in January 2014.
 
 
 
 
Jun 22, 2015
The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa is relatively optimistic regarding new-vehicle sales in 2015. The association noted in March 2015 that it expected new-vehicle sales in South Africa to register marginal growth for the year. This...
Jun 19, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is consulting vehicle manufacturers “in a final round of discussion” in its review of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), says DTI deputy director-general responsible for industrial policy, Garth...
Jun 19, 2015
New-vehicle sales continued their downward trend in May, declining by 3.2%, to 47 868 units, compared with the same month last year. Sales numbers released by the Department of Trade and Industry show that new passenger car sales dropped by 5.4% in May, to 31 201 units.
Jun 18, 2015
The BMW Rosslyn plant
The BMW Group’s Rosslyn plant on Wednesday received the Platinum Plant Quality Award in the JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study (IQS) for producing vehicles – on a global basis – with the fewest defects or malfunctions for the US market. The plant assembles the BMW 3...
Jun 15, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $149 Close
Subscribe Now for $149