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  • Peyman Kargar, senior vice-president and chairman of the Africa, Middle East and India region for Nissan
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    Supply lines key to new Nissan plant in Algeria

    2019-02-19T15:13:06Z

    Nissan is looking to develop a components supply chain in Algeria to support the construction of its new car plant in the North African country with local partner Groupe Hasnaoui. “Using our Japanese engineering expertise, we will build a manufacturing hub and work to develop the supplier industry,” said Peyman ...

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    Volkswagen to establish business in Ethiopia

    2019-02-05T12:45:04Z

    German carmaker Volkswagen has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ethiopian government to establish its automotive business in the African country. Thomas Schaefer, head of Volkswagen Sub-Saharan Africa, signing the MoU with Abebe Abebayehu, commissioner of the Ethiopian Investment Commission, in Addis Ababa. With them are the ...

  • Ethiopia's 750km rail link
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    Peacing together new logistics

    2018-10-25T14:38:19Z

    The end of a longstanding conflict in the Horn of Africa is set to create new pathways into one of the potentially richest automotive markets in the continent; after two decades, Eritrea and Ethiopia have concluded a conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The catalyst for peace ...

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    Africa awakes

    2018-07-05T17:24:07Z

    Africa’s vehicle production and distribution sector still trails much of the rest of the world, but the signs are that this is beginning to change. South Africa is still the only significant producer and distributor of vehicles and parts on the continent, but other countries are now laying the groundwork ...

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    GM restricts production in India to exports and exits South Africa after 90 years

    2017-05-24T12:44:38Z

    General Motors has announced further restructuring of its international businesses, including moving to an export-only production model in India and exiting the South African market altogether. Poor sales, margins and a lack of scale in the supply chain have contributed to the decisions. They follow a recent pattern at GM ...

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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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    NYK extends its scope in East Africa and Asia

    2016-10-18T12:59:42Z

    NYK Group has signed an agreement with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya and Toyota Tsusho to establish Bolloré NYK Auto Logistics, a new joint venture in Kenya to handle imported vehicles. By the end of this year, the new joint venture will offer a variety of services at the port ...

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    Kenyan legislation boosts local vehicle assembly

    2016-06-06T16:09:52Z

    Government incentives have helped boost vehicle production in Kenya with more than 10,000 finished vehicles assembled there last year, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Its Economic Survey 2016 reported a 6.8% rise in 2015 compared to the previous year in Kenya’s production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers. ...

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    Daimler Trucks begins Fuso assembly in Kenya

    2016-03-15T15:45:35Z

    Daimler Trucks Asia has begun assembly of its Fuso range of commercial vehicles at a plant in Mombasa, Kenya, with its local partners Simba Colt and Associated Vehicle Assemblers. The Fuso 2523C heavy-duty trucks are being built up from complete knockdown (CKD) kits imported from its Oragadam plant in Chennai, ...