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Momentous milestone for passenger car maker

VOLKSWAGEN SA celebrated a momentous milestone earlier this month with the 1-millionth Polo for export rolling off the production line at the plant in...

Meet the women driving change in the transport industry

THE best auto and trucking companies in South Africa are taking steps towards diversity and inclusion, and encouraging women who have a passion for...

R297m lifeline for carbon black tyre manufacturer

AN investment of almost R300m will ensure that Orion Engineered Carbons remains in business and part of the automotive value chain. The investment arrangement, involving...

Big win for black-owned Gqeberha suppliers

ISUZU Motors South Africa has invested R580m to support the growth of local automotive component manufacturers and drive transformation in the automotive sector. Over 100...

New MD for tyre manufacturer

GOODYEAR South Africa has appointed Richard Fourie to the position of Managing Director, effective from April 2022. Richard Fourie takes over from Piotr Czyzyk who...

R102-million boost for EC auto manufacturing

FORMEX Industries is gearing itself for new projects that are planned for Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) and the expected localisation drive from other automotive...

SA auto industry developments bode well for manufacturing sector

By Prenisha Martin THE amended Automotive Production Development Programme (APDP) regulations, legislated in Schedule No.3 of the Customs and Excise Act, were released by the...

Drought relief project a lifeline for thousands of EC pupils

THE Nelson Mandela Bay metro remains hard hit by a crippling drought that is currently in its eighth year, but several local schools and...

Gqeberha bakkie launch a local production first

THE first locally engineered and produced 7th generation Isuzu D-Max bakkie rolled off the production line at the automaker’s Struandale plant recently. High ranking...

‘Next-generation’ engineering consumables and tooling

BY recognising the country’s engineering pioneers, as well as being prepared to pivot as quickly as required, JTB Industrial Solutions (JTB) intends to move...

New HR director for Kariega automaker

VOLKSWAGEN Group South Africa (VWSA) has appointed a new Human Resources Director and Board member, to be based in Kariega, Eastern Cape. Russell Coleman will...

ABBsolutely big boost for Gqeberha machine builder

GQEBERHA-based machine builder and systems integrator MSG Systems has been officially appointed as a value provider for ABB Robotic Systems. The ABB value provider programme...

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Why Sanral cancelled R4bn Eastern Cape tenders

IN May, the South African National Road Agency (Sanral) announced that a "material conflict of interest" arose in the evaluation of tenders for major...

Leading car maker adopts two new earth-friendly projects

AS a major step on the road to Zero Impact Production, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has implemented two projects to dramatically reduce the...

Day Zero is inching closer but not with us yet

WHILE Nelson Mandela Bay is inching ever closer to Day Zero, the city’s taps have not yet run dry, and currently all communities in...

Company takes bargaining council for road freight and logistics industry to court

THE extension of the National Bargaining Council for the Road Freight and Logistics Industry Main Collective Agreement is bad news for employers and employees...