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Increase in vehicle sales driving HVAC demand

20th September 2019 Growing vehicles sales and inclination toward safety and luxury are the main factors which are driving the global automotive heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market, according to a study released by global market intelligence and insights provider Fact.MR. The progression of the... 

AMEO, Numsa sign new three-year wage agreement

By: Irma Venter     13th September 2019 The Automotive Manufacturers Employers’ Association (AMEO) has signed a new three-year wage agreement with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa). The wage increase will be effected retrospectively from July 1. 

AMEO, Numsa sign new three-year wage agreement

Master plans needed to expand productive South African sectors – Patel  

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2019 To grow South Africa’s economy and expand its productive sectors, master plans will need to be developed for each of those sectors, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Friday. Speaking on the second day of the Metals and Engineering Indaba, in Sandton, on Friday, the Minister... 

Master plans needed to expand productive South African sectors – Patel
Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel discusses some of government's initiatives in rebuilding the South African economy, alongside the steel and manufacturing sectors, at the fifth iteration of the Metals and Engineering Indaba, in Sandton. Video: Kutlwano Matlala; Editing Nicholas Boyd.

BNEF cuts 2019 EV forecast by 6%

By: Irma Venter     13th September 2019 Research service, BloombergNEF (BNEF) has cut its electric vehicle (EV) sales forecast for 2019 by 6%, to 1.5-million units. Global passenger EV sales fell in July for the first time in 30 months, with the last move into the red seen in January 2017. 

 BNEF cuts 2019 EV forecast by 6%

Vehicle makers, Numsa reach wage agreement, but no deal signed yet, says AMEO

By: Irma Venter     12th September 2019 South Africa’s vehicle manufacturers and the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) have reached an in-principle wage agreement, says Automotive Manufacturers Employers' Association spokesperson Andile Dlamini. “The parties met this week to finalise the details of the agreement... 

Vehicle makers, Numsa reach wage agreement, but no deal signed yet, says AMEO

Electric car boom to turbocharge battery metal producers - Moody's

By: Reuters     10th September 2019 Demand for metals used in battery electric vehicles could rise sixfold if electric cars reach 8% of road traffic by the mid-2020s, delivering huge dividends for producing countries like Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moody's said on Tuesday. The credit ratings agency said a worldwide shift... 

ZF starts production at new East London axle plant 

By: Irma Venter     4th September 2019 ZF Lemförder South Africa’s new plant in East London has started production of front and rear axles for its customer, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA). MBSA – a member of the Daimler group – is investing R10-billion to gear up for production of the new generation C-Class at its nearby plant,... 

ZF starts production at new East London axle plant
The ZF plant in East London

Jimmy died with his integrity intact, Ford Kuga fire inquest hears 

By: News24Wire      4th September 2019 Reshall Jimmy died with his integrity intact when his Ford Kuga went up in flames, after speculation he had been on a gambling binge or had had an altercation with a group of mystery men were proved wrong, the inquest into his death heard on Tuesday. But the mystery remains: Why did he not get... 

KLT acquires Brits plant, eyes East London expansion

By: Irma Venter     3rd September 2019 Chassis manufacturer, the KLT Group, has acquired the AVMY Steel Science pressing, welding, assembly and e-coating plant, in Brits, in the North West province, in a deal worth roughly R30-million. The move forms part of the Indian group’s production expansion and diversification programme in... 

KLT acquires Brits plant, eyes East London expansion

New-vehicle sales continue to decline; exports set new record 

By: Irma Venter     2nd September 2019 South African new-vehicle sales continued their steady downward trend in August. Total sales for August declined by 5.1%, to 45 537 units, compared with the same month last year. 

New-vehicle sales continue to decline; exports set new record

Development of South African EV ecosystem critical, says Nissan  

By: Irma Venter     30th August 2019 It is critical that the South African government creates an enabling environment for the adoption and uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in South Africa, in order to catch up with global players, says Nissan Africa-Middle East-India connected cars and intelligent mobility coordination regional... 

Development of South African EV ecosystem critical, says Nissan

EVs present economic and sustainability opportunities for SA

By: Schalk Burger     30th August 2019 Electric vehicles present economic and sustainability benefits for South Africa by offsetting fossil fuel imports and improving air quality, while providing potential storage and grid balancing benefits as the use of renewable energy grows, says electric vehicle and smart mobility company... 

Motus weathers buying-down trend, looks to acquisitions in Aus, UK 

By: Irma Venter     28th August 2019 Current economic conditions are forcing South African consumers to buy down when it comes to vehicle purchases, moving either to pre-owned, entry-level or smaller cars, says Motus CEO Osman Arbee. Motus operates across the automotive value chain through four business segments, namely import and... 

Motus weathers buying-down trend, looks to acquisitions in Aus, UK
Osman Arbee

Toyota, Suzuki to deepen ties

By: Bloomberg     28th August 2019 Toyota Motor and Suzuki Motor are strengthening their relationship by taking stakes in one another, the latest alliance in an industry that’s facing sweeping changes in technology, consumer preferences and business models. Japan’s biggest automaker will acquire about 5% of Suzuki shares for about... 

SKD production set to start at BAIC plant, CKD to follow in 2020, says IDC 

By: Irma Venter     26th August 2019 Semi-knockdown production (SKD) is “about to start” at the BAIC South Africa (SA) plant in the Coega Industrial Development Zone, in the Eastern Cape, says Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Automotive and Transport Equipment head Joy Balepile. The IDC is a 35% shareholder in BAIC SA, along... 

 SKD production set to start at BAIC plant, CKD to follow in 2020, says IDC
Photo by Dylan Slater
The BAIC plant in Coega

Fancy a 1960s Land Rover? How about a lookalike made in South Africa 

By: Irma Venter     26th August 2019 Accountant Willie Oosthuizen wanted a rough-and-tumble, simple-to-fix, fun-to-drive, affordable vehicle for use on the family farm near Potchefstroom. Unable to find one he liked on the open market, he turned to building one himself: the Farm Rover, or ANT. 

 Fancy a 1960s Land Rover? How about a lookalike made in South Africa
The Farm Rover

Volkswagen to launch EV in South Africa in 2021, urges govt support 

By: Irma Venter     23rd August 2019 Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) hopes to launch it first fully electric vehicle (EV) in the local market in 2021, should it be able to convince its German head office to bring the vehicle to South Africa. The ID.3 has a price tag of roughly $36 000 and a range of 420 km. 

Volkswagen to launch EV in South Africa in 2021, urges govt support
A camouflaged ID.3

South Africa does not need domestic EV market to produce EVs, says Patel 

By: Irma Venter     22nd August 2019 There is an opportunity to bring battery electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle production to South Africa, without first developing a domestic market and charging infrastructure for these vehicles, says Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel. Addressing the National Association... 

South Africa does not need domestic EV market to produce EVs, says Patel
Photo by Creamer Media's Dylan Slater
Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel

VW, Nissan to get ten-year tax breaks for Ghana plants

By: Bloomberg     15th August 2019 Ghana will offer tax breaks of up to ten years to automakers that set up local manufacturing plants, as the government seeks to attract international companies such as Volkswagen and Nissan. Volkswagen and Nissan both agreed last year to set up auto-assembly plants if Ghana signed off on an... 

Newcomer Zeelo seeks active growth in South Africa’s mobility market 

By: Irma Venter     15th August 2019 Looking to go to that big concert or rugby game, but not keen to drive home after a drink or two, or to travel at night? Newly launched mobility service Zeelo hopes to provide a solution to these conundrums, as well as some other transport questions prevalent in South Africa. 

 Newcomer Zeelo seeks active growth in South Africa’s mobility market

Metair to commission first li-ion battery line in November 

By: Irma Venter     14th August 2019 Metair hopes to commission its first lithium-ion (li-ion) battery production line on November 5, says MD Theo Loock. Metair is an international manufacturer, distributor and retailer of energy storage solutions and automotive components. 

Metair to commission first li-ion battery line in November
Theo Loock

Nissan, BMW in talks to pull South Africa into electric car era 

By: Bloomberg     12th August 2019 Nissan Motor, BMW and Volkswagen are among carmakers in talks to bring the electric-car revolution to South Africa, as the nation’s auto-factory floors risk being left behind in the global switch to greener vehicles. The industry is preparing a unified stance on electrification to present to the... 

Nissan, BMW in talks to pull South Africa into electric car era

Oven temperature critical in automotive manufacturing

9th August 2019 For successful paint cure, irrespective of the paint chemistry being used, it is critical to measure and control the temperature of the car body as it travels through the oven. 

Fuel Economy Tour to crown real-life fuel consumption winners 

By: Irma Venter     7th August 2019 WesBank and First National Bank have joined forces to sponsor a Fuel Economy Tour of South Africa. The WesBank Fuel Economy Tour, for standard production passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, will take place from November 12 to 16. 

Fuel Economy Tour to crown real-life fuel consumption winners

Three scenarios for EV uptake in SA; spark missing for the best one, says Jaguar  

By: Irma Venter     6th August 2019 There are three possible scenarios for electric vehicle (EV) uptake in South Africa, says Jaguar Land Rover South Africa (JLRSA) dealer network director and electrification project leader Brian Hastie. EVs are projected to make up around 50% of all global new light-duty vehicle sales by 2040, up... 

 Three scenarios for EV uptake in SA; spark missing for the best one, says Jaguar

Global aluminium demand set to outpace growth – Fitch

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th August 2019 The global aluminium market is likely to experience a number of deficits over the coming years as solid demand growth, driven by the construction and automotive sectors, outpaces production growth, says Fitch Solutions Macro Research. Fitch expects the global primary aluminium market to remain... 

Cost of motoring continues to rise, says WesBank 

By: Irma Venter     5th August 2019 Despite July’s interest rate cut, the cost of motoring continues to rise steadily, says WesBank. WesBank’s Mobility Calculator, a tool used to track and calculate motoring expense, has risen to R7 851.39 a month. 

Cost of motoring continues to rise, says WesBank

New-vehicle sales yet again in the red, exports up by 22%

By: Irma Venter     2nd August 2019 New vehicle sales continued their downward trend in July. Total market sales for July declined by 3.7%, to 46 077 units, compared with the same month last year. New passenger car sales exercised the biggest drag on the market, dropping by 8.2%, to reach 29 477 units. Sales of new bakkies,... 

New-vehicle sales yet again in the red, exports up by 22%
Ghana Msibi

Ford acquires defence contractor to get robot rides on the road

By: Bloomberg     30th July 2019 As Ford Motor bears down on a self-imposed deadline to field robotaxis and driverless delivery vehicles in two years, the automaker has acquired a small defense contractor whose experience could help get auto-piloted cars on the road. This month, Ford paid an undisclosed sum to acquire Quantum... 

AIH, PAC form new SA company to tackle automotive projects 

By: Irma Venter     29th July 2019 Automotive Investment Holdings (AIH) and the PAC Group (PAC) have inked a deal for the formation of the PAC Group South Africa (PAC SA). The new company is 51% owned by AIH and 49% owned by PAC. 

AIH, PAC form new SA company to tackle automotive projects
PAC Group CEO Shah Firoozi

The lithium mine buildup is outpacing the electric-car boom

By: Bloomberg     29th July 2019 Lithium miners are bulking up for a booming future when electric cars go mainstream. But speed bumps loom, with prices tumbling on a burst of new production and demand growth slowing in China. Between mid-2015 and mid-2018, prices for lithium, the soft, silvery-white metal crucial for... 

The lithium mine buildup is outpacing the electric-car boom
Lithium ore at Bald Hill, Australia.

Driving EVs in Africa

By: Tracy Hancock     26th July 2019 Compared with the rest of Africa, South Africa has the most electric vehicles (EVs) on the road and the most extensive charging infrastructure, with new additions being made by a range of stakeholders and interest groups. This is according to the information available on EVs in Africa, says... 

EVs demand remains low in local industry

By: Tracy Hancock     26th July 2019 Demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in South Africa remains low, mostly owing to the high cost of the limited options available to South African motorists. The Electric Vehicle Industry Association indicaties that of the about 12.5-million registered vehicles on South Africa’s roads, 1 000, or... 

EVs demand remains low in local industry
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

New-vehicle sales decline indicative of economic health 

By: Tracy Hancock     26th July 2019 Buying a new vehicle is the second-most important purchase for many South Africans; but new-vehicle sales have declined over the past five years and remain under pressure, says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) CEO Michael Mabasa. Continuing its downward... 

New-vehicle sales decline indicative of economic health
Photo by Dylan Slater
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

Aspiring rare-earth producers should focus on niche products – F&S

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd July 2019 Aspiring rare earth material producers aiming to compete with the likes of Australia’s Lynas Corporation and Iluka Resources will have to focus on manufacturing customised products for clients to break into the market. This is according to research and consulting firm Frost and Sullivan (F&S),... 

Automotive acoustics testing facility opened

19th July 2019 Multinational engineering and technology company Robert Bosch’s subsidiary Bosch Engineering has put into operation its new acoustics testing centre. Bosch Engineering specialises in development services for vehicle and engine manufacturers. 

Automotive acoustics testing facility opened
SING IT LOUD The indoor acoustics testing facility negates external factors that might affect the outcome of an acoustic certification

Renault and Nigeria's Coscharis Group form partnership

By: Reuters     18th July 2019 French carmaker Renault and Nigerian conglomerate Coscharis Group have formed a partnership to assemble and distribute Renault vehicles in Nigeria, the companies said on Thursday. The Coscharis Group plant will start assembling Renault Logan and Renault Duster vehicles and will distribute the... 

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