Earth Hour, not just a passing hour at VW
Earth Hour at Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is more of a long-term commitment than one hour of mitigation. In fact, sound environmental practices form an integral part of the company’s purpose.  However, to keep everyone loyal to the cause, Volkswagen operations across the globe observe #Project1Hour every year... Read more
VW’s sells the most popular vehicles in SA
74% of Volkswagen vehicles sold in South Africa in 2022 were either the Polo Vivo, Polo or the T-Cross.  “In 2022, Volkswagen sold 63 601 (Volkswagen Passenger Cars: 58 447, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: 5 154) vehicles in the local market with a total passenger car market share of 16.4%,”... Read more
Ford is the 2022 EC Exporter of the Year
Ford Motor Company’s Struandale Engine Plant in Gqeberha has been crowned the overall winner of Exporters Eastern Cape’s annual Exporter of the Year awards for 2022. The announcement was made at the 27th edition of the prestigious awards at a gala dinner held at the Boardwalk Convention Centre on... Read more
AIDC EC signs two global partnerships
The Eastern Cape automotive supply chain, represented by the AIDC Eastern Cape (AIDC-EC) has signed partnership agreements with two of the world’s leading automotive bodies. The partnership agreements between the AIDC-EC, representing the Eastern Cape’s prolific automotive manufacturing sector, and the Automotive Component Manufacturing Association of India (ACMA) and the Japan International... Read more
VW dealer principal apprentice programme accelerates transformation in network
Volkswagen recently hosted a graduation ceremony for the 2021/2022 candidates of the Dealer Principal Apprentice Programme (DPAP)in Johannesburg. Launched in 2011, the DPAP is an 18-month leadership and development programme which develops a talent pool of black Dealer Principals for the Volkswagen dealer network. The programme offers candidates personalised... Read more
VWSA helps to transform auto supply chain
When it comes to transformation in the automotive industry, Akhona Mosiane believes she has been given a rare opportunity to make an impact. “I am not title-driven but I know there aren’t many women who can say they own a heavy-truck dealership group,” she says. “I’ve been given an... Read more
Martina Biene is new VWSA’s MD
Robert Cisek will leave Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) on 31 October 2022 to take up the position of Head of Volkswagen Small and Compact Product Line in Wolfsburg, Germany, reporting to Thomas Schaefer, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand. Martina Biene, who is currently the Head of... Read more
Multi-million wax flooding facility for VWSA
Throughout two and a half years of a worldwide pandemic and varying levels of lockdowns and travel restrictions, a project team across four countries collaborated to establish a new production facility at the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Kariega. This R235-million project came to fruition recently when... Read more
VWSA records best sales month since Oct’21
Volkswagen continues to be one of South Africa’s leading passenger car brands with 30 581 vehiclessold in the first six months of 2022. “Volkswagen Passenger Cars sold 28 015 vehicles from January to June while Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles sold 2 566 units in the same period. This gives Volkswagen... Read more
MBSA advances sustainability strategy through a pilot solar photovoltaic energy
MBSA is moving closer to its vision of carbon-neutral manufacturing production after the successful launch of its Photovoltaic (PV) technology project pilot. Photovoltaic (PV) technology and devices (solar panels) convert sunlight into electrical energy and contribute to carbon reduction in the manufacturing process.  Mercedes-Benz Group AG, the parent company... Read more
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