September 29, 2016

Automechanika joins forces with the IMI

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has con rmed that it will be partnering with the Automechanika brand to raise awareness of the importance of […]
September 29, 2016

Automechanika Frankfurt sets records

When Automechanika Frankfurt opened its doors last month, the 24th edition of the trade fair broke a variety of records. The number of exhibitors had increased […]
September 29, 2016

Federal-Mogul establishes SA brake test centre

The Federal-Mogul Motorparts Braking Division Test Institute in Prospecton, Durban, has been ac- credited with ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for Performance and Safety Testing by the South African […]
September 29, 2016

Transformation initiative launched

The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) held its annual general meeting last month at the inaugural Kyalami Festival of Motoring. The association’s president, Dave Coffey, […]
September 29, 2016

GUD renews Sharks Academy sponsorship

The partnership between GUD and the Sharks Academy is in its fifth year. Fifty rugby and soccer bur- saries – which include an educational qualification at […]
September 29, 2016

The Chinese plan for Coega

An investment of R11-billion by Chinese manufacturer Beijing Automotive Industrial Company to build vehicles at Conga, near Port Elizabeth, represents the biggest single outlay ever in […]
September 29, 2016

Whitfield outlines motor industry objectives

South Africa’s motor industry was on course to produce one percent of the world’s automobiles by 2020, according to Mike Whitfield, president of Naamsa and managing director […]
September 28, 2016

Auto industry shifts gear

Embrace change or suffer the consequences – that was the automotive message from a host of speakers at last month’s CAR Conference at Kyalami’s Festival of […]
September 28, 2016

New head of electronics at Audi

Dr Thomas Müller, 45, has been appointed to succeed Ricky Hudi as Head of Electrics/Electronics at Audi AG. Hudi, who is leaving the company at his own […]
September 28, 2016

Art on wheels

Twenty- five years ago Esther Mahlangu, a South African artist, was asked by BMW to paint a 525i sedan using the bright colours and unique ornamental […]
September 28, 2016

Nissan and BMW on a charge

Nissan South Africa and the BMW Group South Africa have introduced their first joint electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) charging stations in the Western […]
September 28, 2016

Improving manufacturing efficiencies

Ford’s vehicle production system has helped to make the brand’s plants in Silverton and Struandale among the most efficient, according to Ockert Berry, vice-president for operations at […]
September 28, 2016

Electrifying the grid

Audi has intensified its commitment to the world’s rst series for fully electric race cars by increasing its involvement in the Formula E Team, ABT Schaef er […]
September 28, 2016

More shows for Automechanika Johannesburg

Automechanika Johannesburg, one of Africa’s biggest trade fairs for the automotive aftermarket, has hit the expansion trail. The RMI-backed event, which is scheduled to take place at […]
September 28, 2016

On-line parts from Mercedes-Benz

Genuine parts for Mercedes-Benz cars, vans and trucks can be ordered online via a global, cross-brand replacement parts platform called partslink24. The recently introduced portal, which […]
September 28, 2016

Volkswagen expands Africa strategy

Volkswagen is planning to start CKD production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016. An agreement between the company and the Kenyan […]
September 28, 2016

Brake discs from Safeline

Safeline has launched a new range of brake discs to compliment the brand’s extensive line-up of OEM quality brake pads. The new products have been designed […]
September 28, 2016

Classic oils from Castrol

A range of Castrol Classic Oils, suitable for use in cars and motorcycles manufactured before 1980, is now available in South Africa. Imported by Giovanni Schule […]