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Kariega-based MD takes on new role from May

GOODYEAR South Africa has appointed Paul Gerrad to the position of managing director effective from 1 May 2024. Gerrard takes over from Richard Fourie,...

New vehicle sales show an uptick

THERE has been a recent uptick in new vehicle sales in South Africa, marking a notable improvement compared to the same period last year....

Getting rubber manufacturers on the path to sustainable energy optimisation

FOR decades, South Africa’s rubber has been a major material used in both the mining and automotive sectors. Now, with increasing pressure to address...

Chamber and Naacam sign MOU to advance and support the Bay’s components industry

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and Naacam signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance and support the automotive components industry in...

R4bn boost as Kariega auto plant gets set to produce SUV for African markets

VOLKSWAGEN Group Africa announced a R4 billion investment in its manufacturing plant in Kariega to upgrade facilities in various areas in preparation for the...

Electric trucks ‘as-a-service’ makes the option accessible for trial

VOLVO Trucks South Africa has announced the introduction of a new Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) model for electric truck rentals in the country. Since the launch of...

Caps now tethered to milk cartons to promote recycling

WOODLANDS Dairy, a leader in sustainability, is set to be the first South African company to introduce tethered caps on its extended shelf life...

Group adds another global auto brand to EC dealer network

STELLANTIS continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multi-franchise dealer network with the addition of Opel to an exciting...

What it takes to stay abreast of global shifts in industrial manufacturing

WITH its industrial manufacturing sector contributing significantly to economic growth and the country’s GDP, South Africa is a prime manufacturing hub on the African...

Energy efficiency and sustainability placed at the top of the menu

PRICE increases in food and non-alcoholic beverages contributed to a 4% increase in the Producer Price Index (PPI) in January 2024, putting even more...

Selecting pumps in an evolving dairy industry

GENTLENESS and a pump’s ability to avoid shearing in fluids are important when choosing a dairy pump. Dairy producers take these elements seriously when...

Pallet-free bulk handling solution saves all round

AS health and safety regulations in the food and beverage sector become stricter around the world, it is increasingly important for the logistics sector...

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Malaysian energy company’s share transfer creates a pan-African group

PETRONAS has sold its 74% shareholding in Engen to Vivo Energy. Engen and Vivo Energy announced the completion of the transaction on 21 May...

Truck heavyweight launches more electric options in SA

IN line with Daimler Truck’s global ambition to offer 100% CO2 neutral trucks and buses by 2050, DTSA introduced its first fully battery electric...

Construction of Coega automotive plant to begin ‘shortly’

STELLANTIS, the world’s third-biggest automotive manufacturer by volume, and South Africa’s largest development funder, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have concluded key milestones that...

SA’s auto sector notes decline in exports, increase in (low) NEV sales

THE domestic automotive industry is celebrating the centenary of vehicle manufacturing in the country in 2024. In the Automotive Business Council (naamsa) Q1 2024...