industry News

October 31, 2016

‘Petrol and diesel will be around for ages’

Conventional diesel and petrol engines will continue to play major roles in the auto industry for some time to come, according to BMW executive Klaas Fröhlich. […]
October 31, 2016

Everest in local production

Ford has expanded its Everest range following introduction of a new local production initiative for the vehicle at its Silverton assembly plant, where it will be […]
October 31, 2016

SANRAL appoints new CEO

Following the resignation of Nazir Alli as the CEO of the South African National Road Agency Limited (SANRAL), the organisation has appointed one of its engineering […]
October 31, 2016

Dealers maintain profitability

South Africa’s motor franchise dealers are employing innovative strategies to keep their businesses profitable in a falling market, according to Sewells MSXI CEO Warren Olsen. He […]
October 28, 2016

Cameroon Taxi Industry chooses Ctrack Fleet Management Solutions 

Vehicle tracking and fleet management company Ctrack, a subsidiary of Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq:MIFI) have announced it has signed a partnership with the Cameroon National Taxi Union to […]
October 21, 2016

Ford rises to water saving challenge

Ford is aiming to cut its use of the world’s most precious resource by using zero drinking water for vehicle manufacturing. By 2020, the company aims […]
October 21, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors joins Renault-Nissan Alliance

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has announced that Nissan Motor Company (Nissan) has become its largest shareholder after completing the purchase of 34% of MMC-issued shares for […]
October 11, 2016

Continental’s Vision Zero

The elimination of all accidents – that’s the aim of Continental’s many road safety initiatives which form part of the company’s Vision Zero project. Continental has […]
October 11, 2016

Shifting gear

Jeff Osborne, head of Gumtree Automotive, argues the case for online marketing… Dealer principals and automotive marketers can attest: it’s harder to sell cars today than […]
October 11, 2016

Addressing motoring’s future

Where is the global automotive industry headed? Are electric vehicles set to replace conventionally-driven counterparts? Will driverless cars become the norm? Innovation abounds in the electrified, […]
October 11, 2016

Uplifting the auto industry

Glasurit, a brand within BASF, supports its customers by offering training courses which cater for expertise in all areas of the body shop, including courses on […]
October 7, 2016

Getting connected

Connectivity in cars is becoming an increasingly important consumer differentiator, according to a recent study of the retail market conducted in Germany by research company JATO […]
October 3, 2016

The new man behind MAN Truck & Bus SA

Markus Geyer recently took the helm of MAN’s South African operations. Ryan de Smidt asks him about his plans for the company’s future Markus Geyer is […]
September 29, 2016

Wage agreement reached

The auto industry and labour union NUMSA have agreed on wage increases and benefit structures for a three-year period The automotive manufacturing sector and the National […]
September 29, 2016

Bridgestone celebrates 80th milestone

Last month marked 80 years since the rst Firestone tyre to be man- ufactured in South Africa rolled off the assembly line at the company’s factory in […]
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 […]