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Nov 15, 2013
The decision for Ford and Mazda to part ways in South Africa “gives Ford the opportunity to concentrate on their business, and we on ours”, says Mazda Southern Africa MD David Hughes. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) and Japan’s Mazda Motor...
Nov 01, 2013
The recent seven-week-long strike in South Africa’s automotive industry has managed to “dramatically increase” awareness of this business in the country, says Ford Motor Company (FMC) CEO Alan Mulally. He notes that Ford is talking to everyone involved in the...
Oct 28, 2013
Mazda Southern Africa MD David Hughes
The decision for Ford and Mazda to part ways in South Africa “gives Ford the opportunity to concentrate on their business, and we on ours”, says Mazda Southern Africa MD David Hughes. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) and Japan’s Mazda Motor...
Oct 16, 2013
Ford Motor Company CEO Alan Mulally
The recent seven-week-long strike in South Africa’s automotive industry had managed to “dramatically increase” awareness of this business in the country, said Ford Motor Company (FMC) CEO Alan Mulally on Wednesday. Speaking at a media roundtable held at 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...
Jul 29, 2013
FMCSA president and CEO Jeff Nemeth
Ford would draft a more holistic strategy for the brand’s growth in Africa in “the next year or two”, said Ford Motor Company group VP and Asia Pacific president David Schoch during a media round table in Pretoria on Monday. This would include an evaluation of...
Jul 05, 2013
The incubation centre at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Silverton plant – aimed at nurturing emerging component suppliers into fully fledged businesses – “is a success story for us,” says FMCSA operations VP Peter Lawson.
Jun 18, 2013
The incubation centre at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Silverton plant – aimed at nurturing emerging component suppliers into fully fledged businesses – “is a success story for us,” says FMCSA operations VP Peter Lawson. In fact,...
Feb 22, 2013
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Sep 21, 2012
The growth in local sales of imported vehicles compared with those sold by local manufacturers “is a concern”, says Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) president and CEO Jeff Nemeth. The South African automotive industry set a new record last year, with...
Sep 04, 2012
The growth in local sales of imported vehicles compared with those sold by local manufacturers “is a concern”, says Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) president and CEO Jeff Nemeth. The South African automotive industry set a new record last year,...
Aug 31, 2012
Mazda has unveiled its new, long-awaited BT-50 bakkie to the local market, after first showing the one-tonner at the Australian International Motor Show in October 2010. The bakkie is assembled at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Silverton plant,...
Aug 24, 2012
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) said on Friday that it would add 800 new jobs to its payroll to increase production at both its plants, starting on September 3. FMCSA would add a second shift to its Silverton plant, in Pretoria, where the Ranger pick-up...
Aug 10, 2012
Ford is set to enter the minibus and large panel-van markets in South Africa, with the new Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom, due for introduction in the first quarter of next year. The local arm of the US manufacturer is, however, not considering entering the local...
Aug 06, 2012
Mazda on Monday unveiled its new, long-awaited BT-50 bakkie to the local market, after having first shown the one-tonner at the Australian International Motor Show in October 2010. The bakkie is assembled at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s)...
Jul 23, 2012
Ford is set to enter the minibus and large panel-van markets in South Africa, with the new Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom due for introduction in the first quarter of next year. The local arm of the US manufacturer is, however, not considering entering the local...
May 18, 2012
New vehicle sales in March improved by 10.5% to reach 42 617 vehicles compared with the 38 583 units sold in April last year, reports the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).
May 03, 2012
New vehicle sales in March improved by 10.5% to reach 42 617 vehicles compared with the 38 583 units sold in April last year, reported the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) on Thursday. Healthy gains were made in new passenger...
Oct 06, 2011
Production of the all-new Mazda BT-50 bakkie at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Silverton plant, in Pretoria, would start early next year, said FMCSA president and CEO Jeff Nemeth on Thursday. The pickup would be sold in 130 countries...
 
 
 
 
Jul 08, 2011
On June 27 Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) celebrated the first of two significant dates for the company this year as Duratorq engine production started officially at its Struandale engine plant, in Port Elizabeth.
Jun 27, 2011
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) on Monday celebrated the first of two significant dates for the company this year as Duratorq engine production started officially at its Struandale engine plant, in Port Elizabeth. The second date will be in September,...
May 20, 2011
Visitors to the Nampo Harvest Day festival, in Bothaville, this week caught a glimpse of the new Ranger bakkie - exterior only - to be produced at Ford Motor Company South Africa’s (FMCSA’s) Pretoria plant. FMCSA is currently ramping up production of the new...
Apr 26, 2011
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has moved forward the planned shutdown at its Silverton plant by a week, following concerns of parts availability from Japan. Parts supply from the global Asian parts hub has been patchy since the country was hit by a...
Nov 12, 2010
The biggest selling vehicle in South Africa in October, as in the many months before it, was a bakkie - or pick-up, or truck as known in other markets.
Oct 29, 2010
South Africa’s increasingly competitive bakkie market will welcome a new combatant next year as Ford earlier this month provided the first glimpse of its new, bigger one-ton Ranger, which will be produced in Pretoria for the local market, the rest of Africa, as...
Oct 15, 2010
South Africa's increasingly competitive bakkie market will welcome a new combatant next year, as Ford this week provided the first glimpse of its new, bigger one-ton Ranger, which will be produced in Pretoria for the local market, the rest of Africa, as well as...
Jul 09, 2010
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) and the Gauteng Provincial Government has established an incubation centre to nurture black-owned component suppliers to the vehicle manufacturer’s plant in Silverton, Pretoria.
Jun 29, 2010
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) and the Gauteng Provincial Government on Tuesday announced an initiative to establish an incubation centre to nurture black-owned component suppliers to the vehicle manufacturer’s plant in Silverton, Pretoria. Other...
Jun 04, 2010
The project involves the expansion of FMCSA's operations for the production of the company's next-generation compact pick-up and Puma diesel engine.
 
 
 
 
Apr 23, 2010
The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) says it will double its investment to produce a new-generation pick-up at its Pretoria plant, as well as the new Puma diesel engine at its Struandale plant, in Port Elizabeth, from R1,5-billion, as announced in 2008,...
Apr 08, 2010
Aug 14, 2009
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) will produce 28 000 units at its Silverton plant, in Pretoria, this year, compared with 55 000 units last year, says president and CEO Hal Feder.
Aug 03, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) will produce 28 000 units at its Silverton plant, in Pretoria, this year, compared with 55 000 units last year, says president and CEO Hal Feder. Similar to all other vehicle manufacturers in South Africa, Ford has been...
Oct 02, 2008
Jun 27, 2008
“We are hopeful of the progress made in the development of a replacement programme for the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), even though we have no specifics yet,” says Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) president and CEO Hal Feder.
Feb 15, 2008
It has not been a good year for the South African economy – and it’s only February. However, in the midst of investors selling off local stocks and the failure by power utility Eskom to provide sufficient electricity for industry and households alike, US...
Feb 15, 2008
Feb 08, 2008
Vehicle manufacturer Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) will invest more than R1,5-billion in the local production of a new generation pick-up, as well as the Puma diesel engine.
 
 
 
 
Jan 30, 2008
Aug 10, 2007
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) will cease production and export of the Ford Focus as from 2011.
Aug 02, 2007
There has been a clear mismanagement by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of the time frame of expectations around the Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), says Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) CEO Hal Feder.
Jun 16, 2006
If capacity constraints could be alleviated, the already buoyant South African automotive industry could see light-commercial vehicle (LCV) sales increase by as much as 1 500 units a month, says Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) national sales manager...
Feb 03, 2006
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has not lost its export contract to Australia and New Zealand.
 
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