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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...
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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...
 
 
 
 
Sep 07, 2012
BMW South Africa (BMW SA) has received a clearance permit from the Chinese authorities to export locally made vehicles to China – a first, it says, for any car manufacturer in the country since the implementation of the Motor Industry Development Programme in 1995....
Aug 22, 2012
Nissan South Africa (SA) would start production of a new one-ton pick-up range, set to replace the Hardbody, in the latter part of 2014, said Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield on Wednesday. He said the Japanese parent company had officially signed off on the Rosslyn plant...
Aug 06, 2012
BMW South Africa (BMW SA) has received a clearance permit from the Chinese authorities to export locally made vehicles to China – a first, it says, for any car manufacturer in the country since the implementation of the Motor Industry Development Programme in 1995....
May 04, 2012
Nissan South Africa (Nissan SA) will know by the end of the year what its production allocation of its Japanese parent company’s new pick-up range, set to replace the Hardbody and Navara, will be, says Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield.
Apr 12, 2012
Nissan South Africa (Nissan SA) will know by the end of the year what its production allocation of its Japanese parent company’s new pick-up range, set to replace the Hardbody and Navara, will be, says Nissan SA MD Mike Whitfield. “It is not an issue whether we will...
Mar 02, 2012
BMW’s first production facility established outside Germany, the Rosslyn plant, opened in 1973, will see the first-ever introduction of a third shift by the end of the year.
Mar 02, 2012
BMW South Africa MD Bodo Donauer at a function held last month to announce that the luxury car manufacturer would almost double output at its Rosslyn plant, north of Pretoria, to more than 90 000 units a year, which would also lead to the creation of an additional...
Feb 21, 2012
BMW’s first production facility established outside Germany, the Rosslyn plant, opened in 1973, would see the first-ever introduction of a third shift by the end of the year. This would almost double capacity at the Tshwane plant to more than 90 000 cars a year, and...
Nov 29, 2011
BMW South Africa has partnered with the City of Tshwane on a waste-to-energy project at its Rosslyn plant, in Pretoria, with construction set to start in 2012. At the end of last year, BWM investigated the technical and economic feasibility of supplying its Rosslyn...
Sep 16, 2011
The project involves the upgrade of the BMW Rosslyn plant and supplier base.
 
 
 
 
Sep 07, 2011
Nissan South Africa (Nissan SA) hopes to know by November if it will manufacture and export the single successor pick-up model to the current NP300 and Navara pick-up ranges. The current NP300, or Hardbody, is produced at Nissan SA’s Rosslyn plant for the local and...
Aug 05, 2011
Tata Motors South Africa (SA), the joint venture between Tata Motors of India and Tata Africa, has cut the ribbon on its truck assembly plant in Rosslyn.
Jul 29, 2011
Nissan South Africa (SA) manufacturing operations director Neil Craddock says 2011 output at the Rosslyn plant will escape the March earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan unscathed.
Jul 29, 2011
A number of vehicle manufacturers are in talks, through the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa, on cooperation to save logistics costs as the local industry gears up to grow exports into Africa, says Nissan South Africa MD Mike Whitfield.
Jul 22, 2011
Tata Motors South Africa (SA), the joint venture between Tata Motors of India and Tata Africa, on Friday cut the ribbon on its truck assembly plant in Rosslyn. The R110-million investment in the old Nissan Diesel plant would see Tata Motors SA assemble trucks,...
Jul 08, 2011
Nissan South Africa (SA) manufacturing operations director Neil Craddock says 2011 output at the Rosslyn plant will escape the March earthquake and tsunami disaster in Japan unscathed. The event wreaked havoc with supply chains as the affected area supplied a number...
Jul 08, 2011
A number of vehicle manufacturers are in talks, through the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa, on cooperation to save logistics costs as the local industry gears up to grow exports into Africa, says Nissan South Africa MD Mike...
May 27, 2011
The UD Trucks plant in Japan is fully operational following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, although some interruptions have occurred owing to a delay in parts supply from affected suppliers, says UD Trucks Southern Africa CE Johan Richards.
May 20, 2011
The local component industry may be in for a tough few years as the result of a three-year wage agreement negotiated in the second half of last year, which sees workers in the industry receive a pay hike of 9% in the first year, to be followed by 8% in the second...
May 12, 2011
The UD Trucks plant in Japan was fully operational following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, although some interruptions had occurred owing to a delay in parts supply from component manufacturers affected by the disaster, said UD Trucks Southern Africa CE Johan...
 
 
 
 
Apr 28, 2011
The local component industry may be in for a tough few years as the result of a three-year wage agreement negotiated in the second half of last year, which sees workers in the industry receive a pay hike of 9% in the first year, to be followed by 8% in the second...
Apr 15, 2011
The BMW South Africa (BMW SA) manufacturing plant, in Rosslyn, north of Pretoria, will this year expand its export operations by around 5 000 units.
Apr 11, 2011
It seems all cost advantages once offered to South Africa Inc through low electricity prices will soon be wiped out as tariffs continue to increase, with another 25% added to local manufacturers’ bill this year, and a similar hike to follow next year. Electricity in...
Mar 31, 2011
BMW South Africa (BMW SA) has placed the 3 Series sedans destined for Japan in storage until this market is again ready to receive them, says group communications and public affairs GM Guy Kilfoil. BMW SA on average exports 15% of its annual 50 000-unit 3 Series...
Mar 31, 2011
 
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