Ramaphosa’s debate to help unlock Bay’s potential as Africa’s auto hub
The President’s Debate panel discussion, which will take place at the Annual General Meeting of the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber on 6 June 2024, promises to be a significant and insightful event, focusing on the potential of Nelson Mandela Bay as the automotive hub on the African continent.... Read more
New Polo to continue sales success for VW
Production of the new Polo has commenced at Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant in Kariega (formerly known as Uitenhage). The Volkswagen manufacturing plant is currently operating on a three-shift pattern and building the new Polo (including the Polo GTI) for local and international markets. The first consignment of new Polos left... Read more
7,000th unit assembled at FAW’s Coega plant
FAW Trucks ended the month of April on a high note when the 7,000th locally assembled vehicle rolled out of its Coega manufacturing plant. This marked another significant milestone for the Chinese brand that took the top spot in the Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV) segment of the local market... Read more
MBSA develops excellence
Built on the foundation of more than three decades, the technologically advanced Mercedes-Benz Learning Academy (MBLA) is MBSA’s flagship training facility. As an important feeder of technical skills for the benefit of the South African automotive skills workforce, the MBLA also ensures skills transfer and job creation for youth.... Read more
Ford gives 67,000 women to  dignity
Ford South Africa is reaching out to young women for Mandela Day this year by supporting a project that will be providing 67 000 learners with locally-made, eco-friendly reusable feminine hygiene products. Ford donated R1-million to the Afribiz Foundation in support of the non-profit organisation’s outstanding, ongoing efforts to supply... Read more
Struandale engine plant gears for international demand
The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has successfully implemented its production expansion with the installation of a new assembly line for the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo diesel engines used in the New Ford Ranger, the first-ever Ranger Raptor and the New Everest. The expansion also... Read more
Ford’s expansion unleashes new potential for SA
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has emerged from a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme ready to meet the demands of a growing export-driven business in South Africa. An investment of R3-billion announced in 2017 opened up new potential for Ford’s Silverton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Pretoria... Read more
Daimler AG establishes IT hub in East London
Daimler AG, parent company to Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) announces the establishment of an IT Hub at its Plant in East London. The IT Hub will focus on Data analytics, software development and business analysts in collaboration with central IT MBC Operations in providing IT solutions supporting global Daimler... Read more
MBSA partnership for WBO champ
Mercedes-Benz today announced a brand partnership through its “Friends of the Brand” programme with the World Boxing Organization bantamweight champion, Zolani Tete. The partnership sees Tete receive a Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC; one of the C-Class models built in the award-winning East London Plant, which celebrates its 60th year... Read more
Volkswagen appoints new Head of Group Communications
      Andile Dlamini appointed as new Head of Group Communications at VWSA       Matt Gennrich hands over the reins to Andile Dlamini As from 1 September 2018, Andile Dlamini will assume responsibility for Volkswagen Communications as Head of Group Communications. Andile has 15 years’ experience in Public Relations and Communications in... Read more
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