industry News

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

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

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

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 27, 2016

Tying the future of telematics to sustainability

Starting today, the 2016 Sustainability Summit will see vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions company Ctrack, a subsidiary of Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq:MIFI) discuss how telematics can […]
September 23, 2016

ALCOsafe launches innovative KeySafe

ALCOsafe – in collaboration with Trakka – has launched the KeySafe, based on Trakka’s successful key safe platform. The device is a 24- hour management system […]
September 23, 2016

The future of driver training

5DT’s Advanced Driving Simulator provides realism in a controlled environment to teach people how to drive trucks safely. Since inception in 1993, 5DT – which has […]
September 23, 2016

Meet SAPRA’s new Acting Director

Vivian Corinaldi, 57, the new Acting Director at of the South African Petroleum Retailers’ Association (SAPRA), has 34 years’ experience in the petroleum industry, encompassing retail […]
September 23, 2016

New Executive Director for NAACAM

The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) has announced the appointment of Renai Moothilal as its new Executive Director. The association has been […]
September 23, 2016

Mercedes-Benz tops NADA DSI Awards

Gold was struck at the most recent WesBank-sponsored National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) Dealer Satisfaction Index awards, with nine brands achieving the honour and Mercedes-Benz coming […]
September 23, 2016

New CEO for Bridgestone SA

Bridgestone SA has announced the appointment of Gavin Young as its new CEO following the decision by former incumbent Mike Halforty to take early retirement. Making […]
September 23, 2016

VRE a key part of Volvo’s future

Volvo Cars Bedfordview has become the first of the brand’s dealerships in South Africa to meet international Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) standards. “The concept is aimed […]