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Nov 20, 2015
A shift in government policy has opened the door to vehicle manufacturers selling smaller volumes in the local market to set up assembly plants in South Africa. The current incentive scheme favours volume manufacturers, such as Ford, BMW, Toyota and Volkswagen,...
Nov 10, 2015
A shift in government policy has opened the door to vehicle manufacturers selling smaller volumes in the local market to set up assembly plants in South Africa. The current incentive scheme favours volume manufacturers, such as Ford, BMW, Toyota and Volkswagen,...
Oct 23, 2015
In 2011, when Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) introduced its new Ranger bakkie, president and CEO Jeff Nemeth told Engineering News that he wanted to secure the number two spot in the South African pickup market, up from the US manufacturer’s “number...
Oct 13, 2015
In 2011, when Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) introduced its new Ranger bakkie, president and CEO Jeff Nemeth told Engineering News Online that he wanted to secure the number two spot in the South African pickup market, up from the US manufacturer’s...
Sep 18, 2015
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) will make an announcement on its future production and investment programmes in the first half of next year, says GMSA and GM sub-Sahara Africa president and MD Ian Nicholls. The agreement will see GMSA increase production volumes...
Sep 01, 2015
The Isuzu KB
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) will make an announcement on its future production and investment programmes in the first half of next year, says GMSA and GM sub-Sahara Africa president and MD Ian Nicholls. The agreement will see GMSA increase production volumes...
Jun 01, 2015
Domestic new-vehicle sales increased by 7.6% month-on-month to 47 868 units in May, compared with the 44 503 units sold in April, statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry on Monday have revealed. Vehicle sales were, however, 3.2% lower than the 49...
Mar 06, 2015
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Aug 20, 2014
Isuzu Midnite
Many African countries were opening their doors to business, increasingly welcoming investors, said General Motors (GM) Africa president Mario Spangenberg on Wednesday. These countries were working hard to become more investor friendly, and South Africa had to take...
Jul 16, 2014
Talks to end the three-week strike in the metals and engineering sector will resume this week through formal bargaining council structures after the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) was unable to secure a wage agreement with the...
Jul 14, 2014
As the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa-led metal and engineering sector strike continues, vehicle manufacturers have started halting production at some plants as car component supply is interrupted. Toyota, which maintained full production for the first...
Jul 04, 2014
The impact of the strike in the metals and engineering sector, which entered its fourth day on Friday, had started to filter down to vehicle manufacturers, with General Motors South Africa (GMSA) this week suspending production at its main South African assembly...
Jun 20, 2014
Rapid prototyping, popularly known as three-dimensional, or 3D, printing, is not as new as some would think. 3D printing was, for example, key in the parts localisation and validation process during the development of the sixth-generation Isuzu KB bakkie, launched in...
May 28, 2014
Validation engineer Dave Doubell shows off a custom-made mounting-bracket
Rapid prototyping, popularly known as three-dimensional, or 3D, printing, is not as new as some would think. 3D printing was, for example, key in the parts localisation and validation process during the development of the sixth-generation Isuzu KB bakkie, launched in...
Feb 28, 2014
An African free trade agreement (FTA) is one of the most important FTAs the local automotive industry required the South African government to negotiate and sign, says Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl. He says that any such FTA has...
Feb 28, 2014
Magneti Marelli South Africa is closing its doors. The Gauteng-based catalytic converter manufacturer, family of the Italian Magneti Marelli conglomerate, will halt production at the end of February, and shut down finally at the end of April.
Feb 17, 2014
Magneti Marelli South Africa is closing its doors. The Gauteng-based catalytic converter manufacturer, family of the Italian Magneti Marelli conglomerate, will halt production at the end of February, and shut down finally at the end of April.
Feb 07, 2014
An African free trade agreement (FTA) was one of the most important FTAs the local automotive industry required the South African government to negotiate and sign, said Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) president and CEO Dr Johan van Zyl on Thursday night. Speaking...
 
 
 
 
Jan 24, 2014
STRONG MOKKA? The Opel Mokka is a small sports utility vehicle and will compete in the local market with the likes of the Nissan Juke
There is a “realistic opportunity” to double Opel sales in South Africa in the short term, says General Motors South Africa (GMSA) operations VP Ian Nicholls. GMSA will sell around 2 915 Opels in South Africa in 2013.
Jan 17, 2014
The Lexus IS has been crowned South Africa’s best-quality vehicle for 2013, with the locally made Mercedes-Benz petrol C-Class, the Audi A3 and Mazda 2 hatchback following close on its heels. This title has been awarded by research house Ipsos, based on telephonic...
Jan 16, 2014
In a buoyant market driven by supply, Isuzu Trucks South Africa (ITSA) saw its strongest year to date in 2013, posting sales of over 4 000 trucks for the 12 months, as consumers looked for cost savings through the replacement of older heavy-haul vehicles with newer,...
Dec 12, 2013
The Opel Mokka
There is a “realistic opportunity” to double Opel sales in South Africa in the short term, says General Motors South Africa (GMSA) operations VP Ian Nicholls. GMSA will sell around 2 915 Opels in South Africa in 2013.
Nov 29, 2013
GROWING MARKET Isuzu Trucks expects the local truck market to reach around 30 000 units this year
Isuzu Trucks South Africa (ITSA) spent the last six to eight months overhaulings its production line at General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA’s) Kempston Road plant, in Port Elizabeth. Chief operating officer Craig Uren says this move consolidated the truck assembler’s...
Nov 26, 2013
The Lexus IS
The Lexus IS has been crowned South Africa’s best-quality vehicle for 2013, with the locally made Mercedes-Benz petrol C-Class, the Audi A3 and Mazda 2 hatchback following close on its heels. This title has been awarded by research house Ipsos, based on telephonic...
Nov 06, 2013
Isuzu Trucks South Africa (ITSA) spent the last six to eight months overhaulings its production line at General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA’s) Kempston Road plant, in Port Elizabeth. COO Craig Uren says this move consolidated the truck assembler’s previous scattered...
Nov 01, 2013
The recent seven-week-long strike in South Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry was “very unfortunate”, says General Motors South Africa (GMSA) MD Mario Spangenberg. He says labour instability is one of the red flags for the South African automotive industry...
Oct 17, 2013
Oct 16, 2013
The recent six-week-long strike in South Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry had been “very unfortunate”, said General Motors South Africa (GMSA) MD Mario Spangenberg on Tuesday night. Speaking at a GMSA dinner in Johannesburg, he said labour instability was...
 
 
 
 
Sep 20, 2013
A new three-year wage agreement between the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) and South African vehicle assemblers secured workers a 10% across-the-board increase in the first year, as well as an extra sum of money, which will vary according to pay scale. The...
Sep 09, 2013
The three-week strike at South Africa’s truck, bus, bakkie and car assembly plants was over, confirmed the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) chief negotiator Alex Mashilo on Monday. A new three-year wage agreement secured workers a 10% across-the-board increase...
Sep 06, 2013
IAN NICHOLLS The one-ton pick-up market is very competitive in Africa and in South Africa
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has started production of left-hand-drive Isuzu pickups at its Port Elizabeth plant. GMSA operations VP Ian Nicholls says the bakkie is set for introduction to left-hand-drive sub-Saharan African markets in the fourth quarter this...
Aug 20, 2013
GMSA operations VP Ian Nicholls
General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has started production of left-hand-drive Isuzu pickups at its Port Elizabeth plant. GMSA operations VP Ian Nicholls says the bakkie is set for introduction to left-hand-drive sub-Saharan African markets in the fourth quarter this...
Jul 26, 2013
General Motors South Africa (GMSA), in partnership with component manufacturer Tenneco South Africa (SA), has clinched a R6-billion contract to export catalytic converters to North America. The catalytic converters, which will be manufactured at Tenneco SA’s clean...
Jun 27, 2013
General Motors South Africa (GMSA), in partnership with component manufacturer Tenneco South Africa (SA), on Thursday announced that it had been awarded a R6-billion contract to export catalytic converters to North America. The catalytic converters, which would be...
May 10, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Production of the new generation Isuzu KB pick-up has started at General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA’s) Port Elizabeth plant, with assembly for the sub-Saharan export market kicking off in July or August this year, says General Motors (GM) Africa and GMSA MD Mario...
Mar 06, 2013
Production of the new generation Isuzu KB pick-up had started at General Motors South Africa’s (GMSA’s) Port Elizabeth plant, with assembly for the sub-Saharan export market kicking off in July or August this year, said General Motors (GM) Africa and GMSA MD Mario...
Feb 22, 2013
The incentive structure of the new Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), which was implemented last month to replace South Africa’s Motor Industry Development Plan, does not do enough to encourage vehicle manufacturers to increase their percentage...
 
 
 
 
Feb 22, 2013
The local subsidiary of US-based car manufacturer General Motors South Africa (GMSA), through its full-time environmental team, reduced the amount of waste it sent to landfill sites by 26% last year compared with 2011.
Nov 30, 2012
General Motor South Africa (GMSA) is confident it will reach the production target of 50 000 vehicles a year as set out in government’s new Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP), says GMSA president and MD Edgar Lourencon. The APDP comes into effect next...
Nov 07, 2012
Chevrolet Ute Force, a varied team of skilled experts, has helped the orphaned and affected children of Sparrow Rainbow Village by creating developmental play and exercise areas for them
Oct 02, 2012
General Motors South Africa achieved sales of 6 392 vehicles out of total sales of 55 097 reported by NAAMSA for September
Sep 18, 2012
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation research reporting, Africa needs 90 million desks to accommodate learner education, with South Africa's deficit accounting for three million of these
 
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