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  • Werkserweiterung Mercedes-Benz Werk East London (Südafrika)
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    Mercedes-Benz to expand South African plant

    2018-07-04T14:57:16Z

    German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Cars is to spend €600m ($697m) on the assemb ly of the next generation of C-Class models at its plant in East London, South Africa. Factory space for passenger vehicle production will increase by two-thirds and include new logistic warehouses, paint and body shop s and an ...

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    Mahindra trials Pik-Up assembly at Durban plant

    2018-06-06T10:56:20Z

    Indian vehicle-maker Mahindra & Mahindra has begun trial production of its Pik - Up range at a new assembly plant near Durban, South Africa . The company’s initial annual production target at the plant, which is located at Dube Tradeport special economic zone, next to the King Shaka Airport , ...

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    Kerry Logistics acquires SAS

    2018-05-30T11:10:54Z

    Third-party logistics provider Kerry Logistics has further extended its reach into the EMEA market with the acquisition of South African-based freight forwarder, Shipping and Airfreight Services (SAS). In a statement, Kerry highlighted the importance of South Africa as a manufacturing hub for the global automotive market. “South Africa’s economy has ...

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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    Ford expands Struandale engine plant

    2018-04-04T10:31:40Z

    Ford is adding an assembly line at its Struandale plant in South Africa to produce engines for the Ford Ranger Raptor. The mid-size pick-up will go into production next year at the carmaker’s Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria, as well as at its plant in Rayong, Thailand, both of which ...

  • Opel in South Africa
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    Opel signs deal with Unitrans for distribution of cars in South Africa

    2017-11-28T16:23:12Z

    Opel has signed a deal with Unitrans Automotive for the import and retail of its vehicles in South Africa from the beginning of January. The move follows Groupe PSA’s acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall for €2.2 billion ($2.6 billion) from GM earlier this year. Previously, Opel distribution in South ...

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    Skiaker steps down as CEO of Höegh Autoliners following US fines

    2017-11-22T11:54:39Z

    Ingar Skiaker (pictured) has decided to step down after six years as CEO of Höegh Autoliners, following the company’s recent settlement with US authorities in a price-fixing investigation. Ivar Myklebust, chief financial officer since 2014, will take on the CEO role from December 1st, while Skiaker, a 30-year company veteran, ...

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    Toyota shuts South African plant after ‘significant damage’ from flooding

    2017-10-11T13:52:53Z

    Toyota was forced to shut its manufacturing plant near Durban in South Africa this week after a massive storm hit the region resulting in ‘unprecedented flooding’. In a statement on Tuesday, following the storm, Andrew Kirby, president and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors, confirmed that there was “significant damage” ...

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    Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    2017-10-09T17:46:07Z

    As Ford Motor continues a fourth year of solid recovery, with rising sales and profits across its main European markets, the complexity of its outbound vehicle distribution network for the region has also been increasing. Today, the carmaker must manage a network that is markedly more dispersed in terms of ...

  • Dirk Willmann
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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:11Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology. As a member of the material planning and logistics (MP&L) ...

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    Ro-ro carrier faces fine for anti-competitive behaviour in South Africa

    2017-09-13T15:25:21Z

    Norwegian ro-ro carrier Höegh Autoliners has been referred to South Africa’s Competition Tribunal for charges relating to collusive tendering, price-fixing and market division. The country’s Competition Commission, which referred the case, is seeking an order obliging the company to pay an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover ...

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    Sentech to close Port Elizabeth site in wake of GM’s exit from South Africa

    2017-07-04T10:48:04Z

    The Sentech automotive parts plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is to close by the end of September. The move follows General Motors’ (GM) recent announcement that it would cease manufacturing and selling Chevrolets in the country by the end of the year . Describing the OEM’s recent announcement as ...

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    Part shortage limits BMW production around the world

    2017-05-30T17:20:31Z

    BMW has been forced to limit or stop vehicle production at several of its facilities globally this week after tier one supplier Bosch was unable to provide a sufficient number of steering gears to the German carmaker. Various plants in Germany were affected, while the Tiexi plant in China and ...

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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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    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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    BMW to develop new $31m distribution centre in South Africa

    2017-03-29T20:31:45Z

    German carmaker, BMW has announced a R400m ($31m) investment in a South Africa regional distribution centre, about 55km from its Rosslyn plant near Pretoria. Local company, Attacq will be developing the 32,000sq.m distribution centre at the Waterfall mixed-use development in Midrand. Distribution is expected to start by mid-2018, for an ...