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Ethiopia develops auto industry

16th April 2021 Association body the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) has been appointed by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation to develop an automotive policy for the Ethiopian government that will encourage global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and component... 

Local manufacturer produces discreet armouring for passenger cars

By: Shannon de Ryhove     16th April 2021 An increased concern for the safety of people in light passenger vehicles is driving local safety glass manufacturer South African Bullet Resistant Glass (SABRG) to extend its operations to the full armouring of vehicles across the range, from double and single cab bakkies, to passenger cars and... 

Local manufacturer produces discreet armouring for passenger cars

Equipment ensures plant efficiency

16th April 2021 Heavy machinery supplier BLT WORLD distributes and supports a range of materials and container handling equipment, designed for optimum efficiency, reduced operational costs, enhanced safety and minimal maintenance in automotive assembly plants. “Automotive manufacturers are continually looking... 

HEAVY DUTY
BLT WORLD’s Meclift heavy duty variable reach trucks increase efficiency and safety during materials handling procedures in automotive plants
HEAVY DUTY BLT WORLD’s Meclift heavy duty variable reach trucks increase efficiency and safety during materials handling procedures in automotive plants

Quality materials optimise automotive performance

16th April 2021 Geosynthetic manufacturer and supplier Fibertex specialists work closely with automotive manufacturers to design solutions for vehicles, using lightweight materials for high performance, enhanced comfort inside the cabin, extended service life and optimum safety on the road. “It is critical in... 

SMOOTH FINISH
Tutomotive design and manufacture need the correct materials to meet stringent quality, acoustic, safety and environmental requirements
SMOOTH FINISH Tutomotive design and manufacture need the correct materials to meet stringent quality, acoustic, safety and environmental requirements

Manufacturer pursues innovative ways to improve efficiency

10th April 2020 Multinational automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company's Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has been pursuing innovative systems and technologies to improve the efficiency of its manufacturing operations, while reducing its impact on the environment in terms of water use, electricity... 

Skills vital to develop local suppliers for automotive industry

By: Schalk Burger     10th April 2020 Skills are a critical requirement to sustainably allow for the establishment and development of local black suppliers to the automotive industry. Most of the suitable entrepreneur candidates to establish and run local component manufacturing and supply operations will come from the automotive... 

INDUSTRIAL SKILLS
Economically feasibility will determine which components can be produced locally and the pace of deeper localisation
INDUSTRIAL SKILLS Economically feasibility will determine which components can be produced locally and the pace of deeper localisation

Policies can assist OEMs with Africa’s automotive market

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     10th April 2020 Africa needs to have policies and incentives in place to help original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as German automotive manufacturer Volkswagen (VW), gain access to the automotive market in Africa, says Deloitte Africa automotive industry leader Martyn Davies. Polices include the... 

WINNING FORMULA With South Africa’s automotive market being well established, foreign OEMs have chosen to increase their manufacturing capacity in the country
WINNING FORMULA With South Africa’s automotive market being well established, foreign OEMs have chosen to increase their manufacturing capacity in the country

Assembly-line extension ensures efficient automotive production

By: Cameron Mackay     12th April 2019 An assembly-line extension at a major automotive producer in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape, which included replacing the existing MOVITRANS contactless energy transfer system with the latest version, has allowed for more efficient assembly of vehicles on the production line, says... 

NEW HEIGHTS 

A height table needs to be built into the system, providing flexibility in changing the height of the stations as the requirement changes
NEW HEIGHTS A height table needs to be built into the system, providing flexibility in changing the height of the stations as the requirement changes

Morocco biggest contender for SA auto assembly hegemony

By: Cameron Mackay     12th April 2019 Owing to lower costs, access to European markets, attractive incentives offered to industry and high investment into infrastructure, Morocco has become South Africa’s biggest challenger in the automotive manufacturing industry, says multinational professional services firm Deloitte Africa... 

MARTYN DAVIES
MARTYN DAVIES
South Africa’s passenger vehicles sales declined roughly by 25% in the past decade
Photo by Creamer Media's Dylan Slater
MARTYN DAVIES MARTYN DAVIES South Africa’s passenger vehicles sales declined roughly by 25% in the past decade

Africa cooperation pacts key to new-vehicle manufacturing

By: Cameron Mackay     12th April 2019 The key to manufacturing more new vehicles in South Africa and on the continent lies in restructuring the African market around a cooperation agreement in key assembly economies such as Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia, says advisory and investment holding company UBU Investment Holdings... 

NEW-VEHICLE AMBITIONS

Despite the presence of small assembly operations, the sub-Saharan African market is dominated by second-hand vehicle imports, with few new vehicles being sold
NEW-VEHICLE AMBITIONS Despite the presence of small assembly operations, the sub-Saharan African market is dominated by second-hand vehicle imports, with few new vehicles being sold
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