africa

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    Sharp decline in South African car exports to rest of Africa

    2017-04-05T23:05:59Z

    Exports from South Africa to the rest of Africa continued their downward trend in 2016, almost halving in number, according to the latest quarterly update from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Back in 2014, other African countries were together the second largest export destination behind ...

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    Logistics JV to connect Germany to Iran and Maghreb region

    2017-04-05T22:57:44Z

    From left: Herbert Robel (director, Andreas Schmid Logistik), Tom Rosman (managing director, Militzer & Münch), Alfred Kolb (owner and chairman, Andreas Schmid Logistik), Dr Lothar Thoma (CEO, Militzer & Münch) and Gianluca Crestani (director, Andreas Schmid Logistik) Logistics providers Militzer & Münch and Andreas Schmid Logistik have formed a ...

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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

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    PSA Group to start assembling cars in Kenya again

    2017-02-07T16:00:11Z

    The signing ceremony took place at the Kenyan State House, the president's official residence in Nairobi French carmaker PSA Group is to begin producing Peugeot vehicles in Kenya from June this year. The news marks a return to the East African country for the company, which last assembled Peugeot ...

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    Mann+Hummel to open aftermarket logistics centre in South Africa

    2016-12-22T11:49:48Z

    Mann+Hummel, the German filtration parts supplier, is to open an aftermarket logistics centre in Johannesburg in January, following the establishment of its office there in November. It is the first time the company has had its own premises in Africa. The firm said the establishment of business in Africa was ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    PSA to assemble pick-up trucks in Tunisia for local market

    2016-12-02T17:20:51Z

    PSA Group has announced a deal with its long-term partner in Tunisia, STAFIM, to assemble and sell a Peugeot pick-up truck in the North African country. The French carmaker said the assembly plant would start operations in mid-2018 and produce about 1,200 vehicles a year for the Tunisian market. PSA ...

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    Volkswagen to start assembly in Algeria in Sovac joint venture

    2016-11-30T15:40:06Z

    Pictured from left: Dr. Josef Baumert, member of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles board of management responsible for production and logistics; Abdesselam Bouchouareb, Algerian minister of industry; and Mourad Oulmi, CEO of Sovac Volkswagen is setting up a joint venture with its local partner in Algeria for the assembly of ...

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    SA government incentive review “nothing extraordinary”, says Naamsa

    2016-11-02T15:52:41Z

    The announcement of a review of government incentives within the South African finance ministry’s recent mid-term budget statement is “nothing extraordinary”, according to the country’s automobile manufacturing body. A section of the budget statement released on Wednesday October 26th said: “Given increased pressures on the fiscus, these incentives, including direct ...

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    VW chief warns of ‘immediate end to South Africa’s motor industry’ if incentives are reduced and ownership targets are enforced

    2016-10-25T12:19:18Z

    Motor manufacturers will leave South Africa if the government reduces the current incentive scheme while moving to penalise them for a lack of black equity holders and suppliers, the head of Volkswagen’s operation in the country has warned. Volkswagen South Africa MD Thomas Schäfer said recent discussions with the government ...