Volvo looks to Belgium, China for XC40 production

Due to an increased demand for its XC40 SUV, Volvo will be expanding its production to Belgium and China in the first half of next year. The car manufacturer will be looking to its Ghent manufacturing plant in Belguim and its Luqiao plant in China to assist in meeting the demand for nearly...

28 May 2018

Pierre Leclercq to lead Kia's styling

Pierre Leclercq has been appointed as Kia Motors' new head of styling. Based at Kia's headquarters in Korea, Leclercq will be responsible for developing the vehicle manufacturer's long-term design strategy, and lead design innovation for exteriors, interiors, materials and textiles. Leclercq...

14 Sep 2017

Marius Roberts leads discovery into Goodyear

TV personality and motoring journalist Marius Roberts will be leading viewers on a discovery into the Goodyear Innovation Centre in Luxembourg in his new show, Goodyear: A true test of tyre. Roberts will also be showing off his time on the track and share his visit to the Goodyear Tyre Testing...

7 Aug 2017

Tiger Wheel & Tyre opens fifth store in Zimbabwe

Atish Naran and Rishi Magecha have opened Tiger Wheel & Tyre's fifth store in Zimbabwe, this time at 414 Clarke Road in Victoria Falls. The store stocks a wide range of tyres from brands that include Continental, Goodyear, GT Radial, Yokohama, Hankook, Michelin, Pirelli, BFGoodrich and Tiger...

8 May 2017

Serco wins tender to build two step deck flatbed trailers

Serco has been given the opportunity to build two step deck flatbed trailers for the South African Police Services. Serco has designed special features for the trailers as per SAPS request, by making use of steel fabrication and 3D modelling equipment. The trailer features a 10-tonne winch to...

17 Mar 2017

Imperial Holdings Limited sells Jurgens Ci shares

Imperial Holdings Limited has sold its shares in Jurgens Ci Pty Ltd to Diamondis Pty Ltd. As of 1 February 2017, Diamondis Pty Ltd will own Jurgens Ci Pty Ltd, Jurgens Australia Pty Ltd and Prestige Safari Centre Pty Ltd, as well as own and operate four Campworld dealers and two Safari Centre...

27 Jan 2017

Goodyear awarded for eco-friendly efforts

Goodyear South Africa received the First Place Platinum Award in the large organisation with a high environmental impact category at the Eastern Cape Top Green Organisation Awards which was held in East London on 17 November 2016, by the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental...

24 Nov 2016

Kia officially opens Mexico production facility

KIA Motors officially opened its new production facility in Mexico last Friday at a grand opening ceremony attended by over 500 people. Construction of Kias new manufacturing plant, located in Pesquería in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Léon, began in October 2014. The facility - Kia's sixth...

12 Sep 2016

Volkswagen wins two Exporter of the Year Awards

On Friday 12 August, VWSA walked away with two awards at Eastern Cape's Exporter of the Year Awards. These two awards, namely the SJM Flex Environmental award and the Best Exporter - OEM (original equipment manufacturer) Award, were presented at a gala event held in Port Elizabeth. The SJM Flex...

15 Aug 2016

GMSA awards Stateline Pressed Metal

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) has awarded Stateline Pressed Metal (SPM) with its Supplier Quality Excellence award. SPM is a Tier One supplier to GMSA and supplies a number of parts for its Isuzu and passenger vehicle range, which are manufactured in Port Elizabeth and Queenstown.

21 Jul 2016

Goodyear chosen for new Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Goodyear has announced that the new Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 product, which is just hitting the shelves in tyre retailers, is already accredited with fitments on the Mercedes- Benz E-Class. The new Goodyear product will be fitted in a range of sizes from 17 to 20 inch rims, section width ranging...

14 Jun 2016

Brink Towing Systems ramps up production

Towbar manufacturer, Brink Towing Systems South Africa, has ramped up its production capacity and recently commissioned two new robotic welding stations as part of an R3.5m investment in their Pietermaritzburg facility. This comes on the back of record volumes in April, with more than 6,000...

7 Jun 2016

VWSA rated top plant in global Volkswagen production network

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage has been recognised as the top manufacturing plant in the global Volkswagen production network in 2015. VWSA achieved the highest index score of 113.2% amongst the 13 Volkswagen plants around the world. This was the first time that Uitenhage...

31 May 2016

Toyota to build new factory in Malaysia

Japanese automotive giant Toyota announced Wednesday it will build a new $489m car assembly factory in Malaysia with an annual production capacity of 50,000 vehicles. The company said in a statement it "decided to reorganise its production system in Malaysia, given the gradual growth of the...

26 May 2016

General Motors to invest $740m in Argentina

General Motors will invest $740 million in its plant in Rosario, Argentina, to produce the Chevrolet Cruze II mostly for export, the US carmaker announced Wednesday. The news came as President Mauricio Macri visited the factory 280 kilometers (174 miles) north of Buenos Aires. The plant expansion...

13 May 2016

Fuso production at AVA assembly plant in Kenya begins

Daimler Trucks Asia and its Kenyan partners Simba Colt and Associated Vehicles Assemblers (AVA) have celebrated the start of production of the new Fuso range at the AVA assembly plant in Mombasa, Kenya. The project to add the Fuso 2523C truck to the AVA assembly plant's portfolio was completed in...

14 Apr 2016

Design prize for MULTIBEAM LED headlamps

Mercedes-Benz's MULTIBEAM LED headlamps on the new E-Class has been awarded the title of Product Design 2016 at this year's Red Dot Awards. Each comprising 84 individually drivable high-performance LEDs, these headlamps automatically illuminate the road surface with a hitherto unsurpassed,...

31 Mar 2016

Probe buys Dynamax

Probe Corporation has extended its auto-electrical expertise by acquiring Dynamax, a niche operator with strong manufacturing capability in starters, alternators, field coils, solenoids, regulators and drives.

24 Mar 2016

Volkswagen recalls new Passat in Europe over electrical fault

Embattled German auto maker Volkswagen last month launched a recall of a number of its new Passat cars in Europe owing to a potential electrical fault, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday. The recall affected the B8 Passat mode, the spokesman said, without specifying the number of vehicles...

23 Mar 2016

Tiger Wheel & Tyre introduces three new Velocity tread patterns

Tiger Wheel & Tyre has added three new tread patterns to its range of Velocity tyres. The new Reacta, Speed Max, and Raptor Van 2 tyres are now available at Tiger Wheel & Tyre stores countrywide.

9 Mar 2016

Chief of Russia's biggest carmaker Avtovaz to step down

Russia's biggest carmaker Avtovaz, majority owned by Renault-Nissan, has said its chief executive Bo Andersson is to step down.

7 Mar 2016

Datsun releases concept car sketch
Datsun releases concept car sketch

Datsun has revealed a sketch of the forthcoming new Datsun concept car, which will have its world premiere at Delhi Auto Expo 2014, India from 5-11 February 2014. The concept car represents a possible direction for the future expansion of Datsun's model line-up for up-and-coming young customers...

27 Jan 2014

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