Japanese truck manufacturer Nissan Diesel is considering sourcing components from South Africa to benefit from the tariff reduction plans implemented by the Pretoria government to develop the national motor industry, local press reports claim. The Japanese company has indicated that it intends using South Africa as a base from which to expand truck exports into the rest of Africa. It is part of a twin track strategy, with Nissan Diesel also recently acquiring local manufacturing capacity in Port Elizabeth by purchasing the truck manufacturing division of its local subsidiary Nissan SA for 300 million rand ($US25 million).