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Auto exports earned South Africa R165bn in 2017

By: Irma Venter     4th May 2018 Total earnings from South African automotive exports reached R164.9-billion in 2017, comprising 13.9% of South Africa’s total export earnings. This number is down from the record R171.1-billion achieved in 2016, at 15.6% of total export earnings. Total automotive revenue in the South African... 

R3.5bn empowerment venture fund to be launched in auto sector this year

By: Irma Venter     2nd February 2018 South Africa’s seven light vehicle manufacturers plan to launch a R3.5-billion venture fund this year, aimed at boosting black economic empowerment in the domestic automotive manufacturing industry. The seven manufacturers are BMW, Ford, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu, Nissan and Volkswagen. They... 

African Association of Automotive Manufacturers names Thomas Schaefer as new chairman

By: African News Agency      10th July 2017 The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) on Monday, announced Thomas Schaefer as its new chairperson. Schaefer was elected at a general meeting of AAAM members held at the end of June. 

Naacam announces new component show for April 2017

By: Irma Venter     21st June 2016 The National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) has announced that it will host the inaugural Naacam Show at the Durban International Convention Centre, from April 5 to 7, 2017. The show will be hosted every two years as a platform from which to grow the... 

Nothing new in latest Ipap iteration

By: Riaan de Lange     27th May 2016 It is said that the English expression 'same old, same old', which means nothing has changed, evolved from the 1950s Japanese expression, samo, samo – but I am certain that this is so. Then there is the English expression 'much of a muchness', which is a great way of saying that two things are so... 

Italian electronics group says localisation of components makes business sense

By: Schalk Burger     26th June 2015 Italian electronic components subsidiary Microelettrica Scientifica South Africa is producing components and electrical equipment with local content of between 50% and 90% based on non-negotiable economic drivers. This approach has benefited the parent company Microelettrica Scientifica while... 

Naamsa says no to more trade protection, sets new 2020 production target

By: Irma Venter     7th May 2015 Criticism of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), attributed to the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) at Wednesday’s APDP conference in Johannesburg, “lacks perspective and is in many respects factually incorrect”, National... 

Secure supply of industrial gas supports broad range of industrial processes in Eastern Cape

9th March 2015 Industrial gas continues to play a pivotal role in the growth of Eastern Cape industry, evidenced by Air Products South Africa’s supply to the local market for the past six months of uninterrupted supply of industrial gases.  The industrial gas company was commenting on its contribution to... 

RMI, Numsa sign collective wage deal

By: Natalie Greve     15th October 2013 Over a week after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) called off a four-week strike in the retail motor industry, and over four months since the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) embarked on wage negotiations to reach a multiyear wage deal with the union, a... 

Company Annoucements:Retail Motor And Component Industry Wage Settlement Agreement Signed

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th October 2013 More than a week after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) called off the strike in the retail motor industry, the settlement agreement has finally been signed by all parties on 15 October, meaning that it can be submitted to the Department of Labour for promulgation and... 

Company Annoucements:The Abraaj Group Backs Cote d’Ivoire’s

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th October 2013 African Industrial Services _Investment is Abraaj’s first in Cote d’Ivoire _Abraaj’s support will enable AIS to accelerate its next phase of expansion across West Africa The Abraaj Group („Abraaj‟), a leading investor operating in growth markets, today announced an investment through one of its... 

Manufacturing sector sheds jobs as it moves towards automation

By: Natalie Greve     15th August 2013 During the second quarter of the year, a three-month period described by the Manufacturing Circle (MC) as “weak and fragile”, the manufacturing sector appeared to have progressively moved to substituting jobs in favour of automation, making traditional manufacturing skills more redundant, while... 

JMT Auto expansion and debottlenecking project, India

By: Sheila Barradas     23rd November 2012 The project involves the expansion and debottlenecking programme at midsize auto component manufacturer JMT Auto’s existing facility. 

AIDC calls for local manufacture of LPG automotive conversion kits 

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     8th October 2012 The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) has called for expressions of interest to manufacture liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) automotive conversion kits and/or components locally.Junior project manager Renny Malungane told Engineering News Online the locally made parts or kits would be... 

Metallica teams up with KBM Affilips to advance Sconi project

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     3rd October 2012 Metals developer Metallica Minerals has entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with master alloy producer KBM Affilips for scandium supply and aluminium-scandium alloy market development. The two companies would form a strategic alliance to benefit from the significant... 

Component manufacturer diversifies to include assemblies

By: Leandi Kolver     22nd June 2012 Component manufacturer Dycer Engineering is diversifying its capabilities by including the assembly of automotive components in its service offering, says MD John Gawler. 

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