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Apr 29, 2016
Some of the investment announcements made in the South African automotive industry in recent months reach beyond 2020, which is why work on a successor programme to the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) will start this year, confirms Trade and...
Apr 22, 2016
The City of Tshwane will spend R188-million on land on which to build an Automotive City in Rosslyn, Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa announced on Thursday. "The City is currently engaged in the process of establishing the Tshwane Automotive City in Rosslyn, which includes...
Apr 06, 2016
Some of the investment announcements made in the South African automotive industry in recent months reach beyond 2020, which is why work on a successor programme to the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) will start this year, confirms Trade and...
Mar 25, 2016
South Africa can only benefit from greater political and currency stability, says BMW purchasing and supplier network board member Dr Klaus Draeger. He says the German vehicle manufacturer has noted, with some concern, the strong depreciation of the rand, as well as...
Mar 18, 2016
BMW South Africa (SA) will “any time now” expand its responsibility to sub-Saharan Africa, says BMW sales and marketing board member Dr Ian Robertson. This move will see the company steer all the markets in the Southern African Development Community, as well as nine...
Mar 07, 2016
South Africa can only benefit from greater political and currency stability, says BMW purchasing and supplier network board member Dr Klaus Draeger. He says the German vehicle manufacturer has noted, with some concern, the strong depreciation of the rand, as well as...
Mar 04, 2016
BMW South Africa (SA) would “any time now” expand its responsibility to sub-Saharan Africa, said BMW sales and marketing board member Dr Ian Robertson. This move would see the company steer all the markets in the Southern African Development Community, as well as...
Feb 26, 2016
This year offers few silver linings for the local automotive industry. Faced with a faltering rand, a jittery global and domestic economy, as well as the trepidation local elections and triennial wage negotiations bring, it seems local vehicle importers and...
Feb 26, 2016
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Dec 11, 2015
 
 
 
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
The Renault Alaskan
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.”
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 16, 2015
South Africa’s first commercially viable biogas-to-electricity plant has successfully started providing renewable energy to automotive manufacturer BMW South Africa’s (SA’s) Rosslyn plant, north of Pretoria. A year after cementing an offtake deal with the carmaker,...
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...
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...
 
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