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Topic - Rosslyn Plant
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Jan 15, 2016
In 2015, one-ton bakkie buyers in South Africa could select their wheels from a handful of brands, mostly Japanese. Think Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton, Isuzu KB, Mazda BT-50 and Nissan NP300. In the next four years, however, another six pick-ups may be added to...
Jan 15, 2016
In 2015, one-ton bakkie buyers in South Africa could select their wheels from a handful of brands, mostly Japanese. Think Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton, Isuzu KB, Mazda BT-50 and Nissan NP300. In the next four years, however, another six pickups may be added to the...
Dec 11, 2015
BMW plans to invest R6-billion at its Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, Gauteng, to enable the plant to produce the next-generation BMW X3.
Dec 03, 2015
Nov 27, 2015
The BMW Group will invest R6-billion at BMW Group South Africa’s (BMW SA’s) Rosslyn plant to produce the next-generation X3 sports-activity vehicle (SAV) for the local and export markets. Rosslyn will continue production of the current 3 Series through its lifecycle,...
Nov 27, 2015
Amid all the bad news and in the same week that lawmakers debated the controversial Protection of Investment Bill, BMW gave South Africans a much needed lift when it announced that it would invest R6-billion into the Rosslyn plant, in Gauteng, to produce the...
Nov 27, 2015
Renault South Africa (SA) will introduce the Alaskan one-ton bakkie to the local market in 2017, says new CEO Nicolas de Canha. “We hope to build it here, as it shares a platform with the new Nissan Navara.”
Nov 16, 2015
The Rosslyn plant
The BMW Group on Monday announced that it would invest R6-billion at BMW Group South Africa’s (BMW SA’s) Rosslyn plant to produce the next-generation X3 sports-activity vehicle (SAV) for the local and export markets. Rosslyn would continue production of the current 3...
Nov 12, 2015
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Oct 02, 2015
German premium automaker BMW earlier this month confirmed that it was well advanced in its planning for the production of a new model at its South African plant, set to kick off when the current 3 Series reached the end of its lifecycle. BMW was steadily “progressing...
Sep 25, 2015
Multinational company Tata is looking to take its business on the African continent to the next level. Tata Sons business development and public affairs head Madhu Kannan told journalists that while the group had worked on the continent for almost 40 years, “the game...
Sep 16, 2015
German premium automaker BMW this week confirmed that it was well advanced in its planning for the production of a new model at its South African plant, set to kick off when the current 3 Series reached the end of its life cycle. BMW was steadily “progressing to an...
Sep 08, 2015
Automotive assembler Tata Motors South Africa (TMSA) plans to start exporting its vehicles to neighbouring countries in Africa. Addressing an African media delegation, in India, Tata Motors commercial vehicles executive director Ravi Pisharody said TMSA’s Rosslyn...
Aug 21, 2015
Nissan South Africa (SA) will make an announcement on the production of new models at its Rosslyn plant, near Pretoria, by the end of the year, says Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield. He expects the announcement “to be positive”.
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...
Jul 03, 2015
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...
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 03, 2015
The 2015 Navara
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...
Apr 10, 2015
UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) has launched its new Quester extra-heavy truck range in the domestic market, with the vehicles to be assembled at the company’s plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria. Vehicles will be assembled from semi-knocked down kits imported from...
 
 
 
 
Mar 25, 2015
UD Quester tipper truck
UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA) has launched its new Quester extra-heavy truck range in the domestic market, with the vehicles to be assembled at the company’s plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria. Vehicles will be assembled from semi-knocked down kits imported from...
Mar 13, 2015
BMW South Africa (SA) faced three challenges in producing vehicles in South Africa, said MD Tim Abbott. Speaking to Engineering News Online ahead of the February function to celebrate the one-millionth 3 Series rolling off the assembly line at BMW’s Rosslyn plant, he...
Feb 26, 2015
BMW South Africa (SA) faced three challenges in producing vehicles in South Africa, said MD Tim Abbott on Thursday. Speaking to Engineering News Online ahead of the function to celebrate the one-millionth 3 Series rolling off the assembly line at BMW’s Rosslyn plant,...
Nov 21, 2014
BMW South Africa (SA) has signed a power purchasing agreement with energy company Bio2Watt. The offtake partnership will bring renewable energy to the carmaker’s Rosslyn plant, north of Pretoria.
Oct 29, 2014
Construction of the Bio2Watt biogas plant
BMW South Africa (SA) has signed a power purchasing agreement with energy company Bio2Watt. The offtake partnership will bring renewable energy to the carmaker’s Rosslyn plant, north of Pretoria.
Oct 17, 2014
Mike Whitfield
Nissan South Africa (SA) faces two lean production years, says MD Mike Whitfield, as the local arm of the Japanese car maker comes to the end of the model lifecycle of its one-ton NP300 pickup. Nissan SA’s Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, also produces the NP200 half-ton...
Jun 02, 2014
AfriSam has supplied 13 000 m3 of 30 MPA enhanced suspended slab mix for Phase 3 of the Lynnwood Bridge complex, in compliance with the developer’s Green Star specifications. The company has supplied the concrete required for all three phases of the Lynnwood Bridge...
May 09, 2014
MIKE WHITFIELD NIssan SA will have a two-year lean period at the Rosslyn plant
Local production of a new pickup, expected to replace assembly of the NP300 Hardbody in early 2015, has been “moved out”, says Nissan South Africa (SA) MD Mike Whitfield. Nissan has suffered several delays on the global introduction of a new pickup model, set to...
May 02, 2014
SERVO-PNEUMATIC SOLUTION Festo's Servo-Pneumatic system controls the welding gun mounted on a welding robot
Pneumatic and electric automation solutions provider Festo has sold about 450 Servo-Pneumatic robot welding-gun solution systems in South Africa since the product was launched in February 2012, Festo automotive industry head Charles Hulme tells Engineering News. “The...
Apr 10, 2014
The NP300 Hardbody
Local production of a new pickup, expected to replace assembly of the NP300 Hardbody in early 2015, has been “moved out”, says Nissan South Africa (SA) MD Mike Whitfield. Nissan has suffered several delays on the global introduction of a new pickup model, set to...
 
 
 
 
Nov 01, 2013
SHINZO ABE Seeking to revitalise the Japanese economy
The reform programme of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, dubbed Abenomics by the world’s media, is likely to benefit the country’s international trading partners, including in Africa. This is the view of Ambassador Yutaka Yoshizawa, Japan’s representative in South...
Nov 01, 2013
BMW South Africa (SA) remained 100% committed to production in South Africa, says MD Bodo Donauer. He confirms that the local arm of the German manufacturer missed out on an opportunity to possibly produce a second model at its Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, owing to...
Oct 17, 2013
BMW i3
BMW South Africa (SA) remained 100% committed to production in South Africa, said MD Bodo Donauer on Tuesday. Speaking at the Johannesburg International Motorshow, he confirmed that the local arm of the German manufacturer had missed out on an opportunity to possibly...
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...
Aug 14, 2013
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Wednesday served the country’s seven vehicle manufacturers with a 48-hour notice to strike. Automobile Manufacturers Employers Organisation (Ameo) chairperson Thapelo Molapo said a nationwide strike...
Jul 19, 2013
BIG BROTHER The new Nissan NV350 picks up where the old Nissan E20 left off back in 1995
Nissan South Africa (SA) has launched two new light commercial vehicle platforms in the local market, with a range of derivatives to follow over the next few months. The NV200 panel van is available with a petrol engine, with a diesel drive train to follow in August,...
Jun 24, 2013
Nissan South Africa (SA) has launched two new light commercial vehicle platforms in the local market, with a range of derivatives to follow over the next few months. The NV200 panel van is already available with a petrol engine, with a diesel drive train to follow in...
May 24, 2013
A R600-million joint venture (JV) plant between Italian bus and truck manufacturer, Iveco, and South African public transport operator and bus-body builder, the Larimar Group, should start assembly at the end of the 2013 or, more likely, the beginning of 2014, says...
Mar 01, 2013
Nissan South Africa (SA) will not start production of a new one-ton pick-up range in 2014, as the local arm of the Japanese manufacturer stated it would in September last year. “Nissan can confirm that the development of the one-ton pick-up truck allocated to Rosslyn...
 
 
 
 
Feb 11, 2013
Nissan South Africa (SA) would not start production of a new one-ton pick-up range in 2014, as the local arm of the Japanese manufacturer had stated it would, in September last year. “Nissan can confirm that the development of the one-ton pick-up truck allocated to...
Dec 07, 2012
The Gauteng provincial government, along with Nissan South Africa (SA), has officially started construction of the Gauteng Automotive Training Academy (GATA), located in Rosslyn, Pretoria. The first classrooms will be available for tuition at the end of January, with...
Nov 14, 2012
The Gauteng provincial government, along with Nissan South Africa (SA), on Wednesday officially started construction of the Gauteng Automotive Training Academy (GATA), located in Rosslyn, Pretoria. The first classrooms would be available for tuition at the end of...
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
Nissan South Africa (SA) will start production of a new one-ton pick-up range, set to replace the Hardbody, in the latter part of 2014, says Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield. He says the Japanese parent company has officially signed off on the Rosslyn plant as a...
 
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