Engineering News | Automotive Industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/automotive-industry Mon, 18 Oct 2021 19:29:15 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 TecAlliance strengthens its footprint in S Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/tecalliance-strengthens-its-footprint-in-s-africa-2021-07-23 Claire O'Reilly Automotive Industry Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 588719 1625827446 1626991200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Vehicle markets gaining momentum https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/vehicle-markets-gaining-momentum-2021-07-23-1 Claire O'Reilly Automotive Industry Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 588748 1625827465 1626991200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 FAW trucks keeping up with market trends https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/faw-trucks-keeping-up-with-market-trends-2021-07-23 Claire O'Reilly Automotive Industry Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 588751 1625827483 1626991200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 CAS battery enters local market https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cas-battery-used-in-rivet-rivnut-tools-for-auto-industry-2021-07-23 Claire O'Reilly Automotive Industry Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 588693 1626697829 1626991200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000949114_resized_automotiveindustryactum202107071022.jpg FIREBIRD PRO S GE CAS Cordless Rivnut tool with CAS battery used for accessory fitments 511 287 Video showcases vehicle specs https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/manufacturer-celebrates-electric-car-launch-with-campaign-video-2021-07-23 Claire O'Reilly Automotive Industry Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 588754 1626697829 1626991200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000949214_resized_automotivefeatureporscheimage12020107071022.jpg FROM ONE EXTREME Taycan Cross Turismo racing in the scorching, sandy desert in Liwa 511 287 New premises in Côte d’Ivoire for car manufacturer https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-premises-in-cte-divoire-for-car-manufacturer-2021-07-23 Claire O'Reilly Automotive Industry Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 588756 1626862410 1626991200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000949225_resized_automotivefeaturetatapr2020107071022.jpg SHOWING OFF THE SHOWROOM From left to right: Sailas Thangal, Meite Bouake, Vivek Saraswat at the launch event for Tata Côte d'Ivoire’s new premises 511 287 Navara built in Africa for Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/first-navaras-built-in-africa-for-africa-2021-07-23 Claire O'Reilly Automotive Industry Fri, 23 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0200 588977 1627296950 1626991200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000949727_resized_automotiveindustrynissan202107071022.jpg HOME GROUND ADVANTAGE First Nissan Navara vehicle manufactured in South Africa 511 287 NAACAM, members demonstrate innovation, resilience in challenging year https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/naacam-members-demonstrate-innovation-resilience-in-challenging-year-2020-12-09 Cameron Mackay AUTOMOTIVE Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0200 572406 1611037343 1611266400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000915341_resized_naacam.jpg 511 287 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/attachments/84238_naacam_final_-_2.mp4242374167NAACAM 41st AGM 1 December 2020 NAACAM 41st AGM 1 December 2020 Company facilitates workshops, audits for road compliance https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-facilitates-workshops-audits-for-road-compliance-2021-01-06 Cameron Mackay Automotive Industry Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0200 573177 1611038327 1611266400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000916686_resized_jcauditorsrtmsaudits1022.jpg VITAL FIRST INSPECTIONS JC Auditors were able to conduct on site truck inspections with the onset of Covid-19 Level 3 restrictions last year 511 287 Lockdown has heightened risk of counterfeit components https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lockdown-has-heightened-risk-of-counterfeit-components-2021-01-06 Cameron Mackay Automotive Industry Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0200 573186 1611038327 1611266400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000916680_resized_discbrakeofvehicle1022.jpg SELLING LIKE HOT BRAKES Counterfeit automotive parts poses a number of risks, including safety risks as well as having a negative impact on the economy 511 287 New batteries launch for sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-gel-based-batteries-launched-for-automotive-leisure-sector-2021-01-06 Cameron Mackay Automotive Industry Fri, 22 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0200 573173 1611299516 1611266400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000916666_resized_autoxgelbattery1022.jpg POSITIVE FEEDBACK AutoX launched its gel-based batteries for the local automotive industry at the end of last year, after the company received feedback from field trials 511 287 Auto repairs without a workshop https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/auto-repairs-without-a-workshop-2020-07-24 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200 558938 1595320925 1595541600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000884792_resized_tankrepairpratley1022.jpg ON-THE-SPOT REPAIRS Pratley offers a range of products, such as Pratley 1-2-3, that can be used where engineering workshops are often unavailable 511 287 High-mileage drive belt introduced locally https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-mileage-drive-belt-introduced-locally-2020-07-24 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200 558623 1595320997 1595541600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000884084_resized_roadmaxdrivebelt0720201022.jpg TO THE MAX The RoadMAX belts for high-mileage vehicles feature improved dimensions, good belt flexibility and stability, as well as smooth-running operation 511 287 Variable demand requires new strategy https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/variable-demand-requires-new-strategy-2020-07-24 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200 558810 1595321295 1595541600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000884538_resized_filtermanufacturinggud0720201022.jpg CAPACITY CUT GUD’s plants have reopened under conservative conditions to about 60% of normal capacity 511 287 Lower human activity limiting tyre sales https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/lower-human-activity-limiting-tyre-sales-2020-07-24 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:00:00 +0200 558625 1595321393 1595541600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000884093_resized_sumitomorubbertyremanufacturing07202011022.jpg REBOUNDING DEMAND Demand for Sumitomo Dunlop’s tyres is increasing since the restrictions of lockdown have eased 511 287 Universal Clips https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/universal-clips-2020-07-21 Creamer Media Reporter Automotive Industry Tue, 21 Jul 2020 11:10:00 +0200 559861 1595322716 1595322600 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000886838_resized_uniclips11022.jpg 511 287 Ramaphosa presents sustainability award to casting producer https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ramaphosa-presents-sustainability-award-to-casting-producer-2020-01-09 Cameron Mackay Automotive Industry Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0200 541279 1579527840 1579816800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000845955_resized_atlanticfoundriescyrilramaposhaawardic122019102.jpg CREATING LOCAL VALUE The award is in recognition of automotive component manufacturers in SA who create value in South Africa and contribute to exports and GDP 511 287 Component manufacturer ‘gears up’ for new automotive business https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/component-manufacturer-gears-up-for-new-automotive-business-2020-01-14 Cameron Mackay Automotive Industry Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0200 541608 1579590827 1579816800 1863036000 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000846395_resized_alliedsteelrodeasarunandlg0120201022.jpg STEELY PARTNERSHIPS Allied Steelrode's steel processing equipment allows the company to supply a wide range of products and sizes to the automotive component manufacturing sector 511 287 Local supplier grows through development programme https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-supplier-grows-through-development-programme-2020-01-09 Cameron Mackay Automotive Industry Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0200 541352 1579601524 1579816800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000845962_resized_carsportrashiddubai0120201022.jpg DEVELOPING LOCAL SUPPLIERS The BSDP aims to drive transformation and skills sharing in the automotive sector by facilitating access to markets for component manufacturers like Naicker Toolmakers 511 287 EV pilot programme can help Rwanda go green https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/-2020-01-14 Cameron Mackay Automotive Industry Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0200 541580 1580912745 1579816800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000846325_resized_thomasschafer610151022creamermedia.jpg THOMAS SCHÄFER Africa will develop in many ways with cooperation. We need to learn to work together across the continent, find shared value, and ways of collaborating 511 287 AutoX https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/autox-2020-01-24 Creamer Media Reporter Automotive Industry Fri, 24 Jan 2020 00:00:00 +0200 542271 1598093703 1579816800 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000847729_resized_3894autoxengineeringnewsimages031022.jpg 511 287 Reef Fuel Injection Services https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reef-fuel-injection-services-2019-07-26 Creamer Media Reporter Automotive Industry Tue, 19 Nov 2019 13:30:00 +0200 526426 1576131456 1574163000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000813584_resized_rfipic011022.jpg 511 287 Driving EVs in Africa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/driving-evs-in-africa-2019-07-26 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 525203 1563802132 1564092000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 EVs demand remains low in local industry https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/evs-comprise-less-than-1-of-locally-registered-vehicles-2019-07-26 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 525204 1563802132 1564092000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000810637_resized_dtievnissanleaf1022.jpg RESOLUTION NEEDED South Africa can benefit from strengthened efforts to foster the partnerships and political will required to support existing intentions to grow the electric vehicle industry 511 287 Local company to build autonomous EV assembly line https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/local-company-to-build-autonomous-ev-assembly-line-2019-07-26 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 525196 1563802132 1564092000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000810650_resized_jenamark11022.jpg LEARNING CURVE There is a focus on reintroducing manual processes on assembly lines where automated process are no longer sensible 511 287 Modular solutions a growing trend in sector https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/modular-solutions-a-growing-trend-in-local-automotive-sector-2019-07-26 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 525288 1563802133 1564092000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000810826_resized_seweurodriveautomatedguidedvehiclessystems0720191022.jpg KEEPING PACE Technologically, the South African automotive industry is starting to conform to global best practice 511 287 Adhesive in demand https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-adhesive-embraced-by-industry-2019-07-26 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 525171 1563802132 1564092000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000810641_resized_pratelygasketmakerautomotiveind1022.jpg SENSOR SAFE Pratley’s Gasket Maker is a room-temperature-vulcanising silicone that does not contain acetic acid, which attacks the brass and copper components in vehicle sensors 511 287 New-vehicle sales decline indicative of economic health https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-vehicle-sales-decline-indicative-of-economic-health-2019-07-26 Tracy Hancock Automotive Industry Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 525263 1563802133 1564092000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000810757_resized_automotivenissanfactoryrosslynnp200worker0419dylan1022.jpg LOOKING POSITIVE South Africa’s vehicle manufacturing output is set to rebound in the second quarter this year partly owing to improved post-election stability following the elections 511 287 Jaguar Land Rover on a South African charge https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/jaguar-land-rover-on-a-south-african-charge-2019-07-26 Creamer Media Reporter Automotive Industry Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0200 526425 1563864412 1564092000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000813578_resized_newlookdealership1022.jpg 511 287 New tech balances ever-increasing demands https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-tech-balances-ever-increasing-demands-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Industry Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509728 1549346909 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777180_resized_automotiveindustryjendamarkodinsoftwaresolution250120191022.jpg NEW TECH Odin software improve efficiency when operated 511 287 SATMC calls for second-hand tyre resale regulation https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/satmc-calls-for-second-hand-tyre-resale-regulation-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Industry Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509724 1549346909 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777163_resized_secondhandtyres10221.jpg TYRE ECONOMY The ongoing importation of used casings does nothing more than unnecessarily introduce more waste tyres into the economy 511 287 Naamsa projects 1% increase in new-vehicle sales https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/naamsa-projects-10-increase-in-new-vehicle-sales-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Industry Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509063 1549346908 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000776511_resized_bmwsarosslynplant70212duane1022.jpg READY FOR A PRICE TAG The new passenger car market and light commercial vehicle market reflected year-on-year volume declines of 0.2% and 7.0% 511 287 Fuel price increases led to decline in new-car sales, says Strobel https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/fuel-price-increases-led-to-decline-in-new-car-sales-strobel-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Industry Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509810 1549346909 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000777469_resized_automotiveindustrynewvehiclevolvo201721022.jpg SALES DOWN New-vehicle sales have dropped owing to increased fuel prices 511 287 New paint process leads to greater flux stability https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-paint-process-leads-to-greater-flux-stability-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Industry Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509300 1549346908 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000776489_resized_automotiveindustrysagisaautomotiveelectrodepositionpaint160120191022.jpg LITTLE BIT OF COLOUR The UF membrane has been supplied to automotive manufacturers for vehicle paint jobs 511 287 Software adds value to automotive manufacturer supply chain https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/software-adds-value-to-automotive-manufacturer-supply-chain-2019-02-08 Thabi Madiba Automotive Industry Fri, 08 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0200 509060 1549346906 1549576800 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000776515_resized_automotiveindustryincentivelocalnaacambloomberg1022.jpg ON DUTY An employee holds a metal casing for an automotive steering system 511 287 Growth potential positive – Naamsa https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/growth-potential-positive-naamsa-2018-07-27 Halima Frost Automotive Industry Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200 492320 1532414918 1532642400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Better integration between systems and machines on offer https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/better-integration-between-systems-and-machines-on-offer-2018-07-27 Halima Frost Automotive Industry Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200 492646 1532414918 1532642400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000740192_resized_automotivesysprodeidre07181022.jpg DEIDRE FRYER Enterprise resource planning designed with the automotive industry in mind 511 287 Competitive prices key in eliminating counterfeit parts https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/competitive-prices-key-in-eliminating-counterfeit-parts-2018-07-27 Halima Frost Automotive Industry Fri, 27 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0200 492370 1532414918 1532642400 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 https://cisp.cachefly.net/assets/articles/images/resized/0000739534_resized_automotivescaefflersparks07181022.jpg SPARKS FLY Confiscated bearings are taken to a smelter to be destroyed 511 287