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Varroc to start Morocco production facility

14 December 2017 | Simon Warburton

Varroc to start Morocco production facility Varroc Lighting Systems is establishing a manufacturing and product development base in Morocco. The operation is located in Tanger Automotive Ci... read more


Major Morocco OEM/supplier deal to create 11,500 new jobs

12 December 2017 | Simon Warburton

Major Morocco OEM/supplier deal to create 11,500 new jobs Morocco has inked a huge raft of automotive deals with international OEMS and suppliers worth around US$1.5bn and creating more than 11,500 j... read more


BYD invests in Morocco

11 December 2017 | Dave Leggett

BYD invests in Morocco BYD is investing in Morocco and has announced an MoU for the supply of a 'range of renewable energy solutions to the country leading by the company's innovative straddle m... read more


Wabco now owns all of South Africa unit

4 December 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Wabco now owns all of South Africa unit Wabco Holdings has acquired the remaining 51% interest of its South African partnership with Sturrock and Robson Industries. Following the close of the tr... read more


Opel names new South African importer

22 November 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Opel names new South African importer Import rights for Opel in South Africa are set to change on 1 January 2018 following General Motors' decision earlier this year to exit the country by the end o... read more


First Global NCAP South Africa results poor

22 November 2017 | Graeme Roberts

First Global NCAP South Africa results poor The first Global NCAP independent crash test assessment of some of South Africa's most popular compact and small cars has delivered poor results, as ex... read more


PSA teams with Algerian partners for 2019 production

13 November 2017 | Simon Warburton

PSA teams with Algerian partners for 2019 production PSA Group has created a joint venture with three Algerian partners, meaning a production unit will be fully working in 2019 and local operations g... read more


Durban storm halts Toyota South Africa production

11 October 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Durban storm halts Toyota South Africa production A huge storm in the Durban area of South Africa has stopped Toyota production until at least Thursday, local media reported. On Tuesday afternoo... read more


Magneti Marelli plans shock absorber plant in Morocco

27 September 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Magneti Marelli plans shock absorber plant in Morocco Morocco's minister of industry, investment, trade and the digital economy, Moulay Hafid Elallamy, minister of economics and finance, Mohamed ... read more


Volkswagen Group and Sovac open multi-brand plant in Algeria

27 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Group and Sovac open multi-brand plant in Algeria Volkswagen and partner Sovac officially opened their multi-brand joint venture assembly plant (view location in just-auto's sear... read more


Mercedes-Benz launches Nissan-based X-Class light truck

19 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Mercedes-Benz launches Nissan-based X-Class light truck Daimler has launched its long-heralded X-class medium size pickup truck, effectively a rebadge of the Nissan-Renault Alliance's Barcelona buil... read more


Nissan UK plant trains South African colleagues

18 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Nissan UK plant trains South African colleagues Shop floor supervisors from Nissan Motor's South African assembly plant in Rosslyn now undergo training at the automaker's flagship Sunderland ... read more


Renault Tangier plant builds a million cars

10 July 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Renault Tangier plant builds a million cars The millionth vehicle at the Renault-Nissan plant in Tangier has been completed just three years after #200,000 rolled off the line . The milestone c... read more


Ford recalls Indian made cars in South Africa

23 June 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford recalls Indian made cars in South Africa Ford is recalling nearly 16,000 Indian made Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk, a media report said on Friday. The mo... read more


Ford invests in upgrade of Silverton facility

7 June 2017 | Richard Jackson

Ford invests in upgrade of Silverton facility Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has invested more than ZAR125m (US$9.8m) to upgrade the 3,000-metre vehicle conveyor system at its Silverton Assemb... read more


GMSA union sees 600 jobs gone by July

23 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

GMSA union sees 600 jobs gone by July South Africa's National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has said up to 600 workers at General Motors SA are set to lose their jobs by July, out of ... read more


Sogefi to build a new factory in Morocco

22 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

Sogefi to build a new factory in Morocco Sogefi, the automotive components company of the CIR Group, has announced a plan to build a new factory in Morocco, the company's first industrial site i... read more


VW establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region

3 March 2017 | Graeme Roberts

VW establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region Volkswagen said it was with its brand's regionalisation strategy having established the Sub-Saharan Africa region to develop and strengthen the m... read more


Isuzu acquires GM's East Africa subsidiary

1 March 2017 | Dave Leggett

Isuzu acquires GM's East Africa subsidiary Isuzu Motors is to acquire GM's stake in 'General Motors East Africa' (GMEA) as part of a strategy to expand in the region. Isuzu will acquire 57.7% of... read more


Peugeot to restart Kenya vehicle assembly operations

6 February 2017 | Dave Leggett

Peugeot to restart Kenya vehicle assembly operations The PSA Group and local distributor URYSIA have signed a contract to assemble Peugeot brand vehicles in Kenya. It is planned that assembly will st... read more


South Africa car market ends 2016 on 'weak note'

11 January 2017 | Dave Leggett

South Africa car market ends 2016 on 'weak note' For the third year in succession, new vehicle sales during 2016 in South Africa recorded a decline. The South African auto industry trade body, N... read more


VW to launch new integrated mobility concept in Rwanda

23 December 2016 | Dave Leggett

VW to launch new integrated mobility concept in Rwanda Volkswagen says it is taking a further step to develop market potential in Africa and has signed an MoU for an app-based 'integrated m... read more


VW opens new production facility in Kenya

22 December 2016 | Dave Leggett

VW opens new production facility in Kenya Volkswagen says it is forging ahead with the rationalisation of its worldwide automobile business and has inaugurated a vehicle production facility in Kenya.... read more


PSA/Stafim to establish Peugeot assembly plant in Tunisia

30 November 2016 | Graeme Roberts

PSA/Stafim to establish Peugeot assembly plant in Tunisia PSA Group and Stafim, Peugeot's long-term partner in Tunisia, have signed a letter of intent to assemble and sell a Peugeot pickup truck in T... read more


Toyota develops method to observe Li-ion battery behaviour

24 November 2016 | Simon Warburton

Toyota develops method to observe Li-ion battery behaviour Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a method for observing the behaviour of lithium ions (Li-ions) in an electrolyte when a Li-ion batter... read more


August car sales down 13.5% in South Africa

16 September 2016 | Dave Leggett

August car sales down 13.5% in South Africa Car sales in South Africa declined by 13.5% in August, the market weighed down by a weak economy and higher car prices. However, commercial vehicle sa... read more


Volkswagen to produce Polo Vivo in Kenya

8 September 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen to produce Polo Vivo in Kenya Volkswagen continues to drive forward with the regionalisation of the global automotive business. The brand is planning to start CKD production of the Polo Vi... read more


Chinaust Group acquires two Chinese companies

19 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

Chinaust Group acquires two Chinese companies Chinaust Group, a 50/50 joint venture between GF Piping Systems and Lingyun Industrial, has acquired two Chinese companies: Shuchang Auto Part and Lingyu... read more


South Africa supplier body appoints new director

18 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

South Africa supplier body appoints new director South Africa's National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM), says Renai Moothilal will be its new executive director... read more


AGC and Induver establish Morocco glass JV

1 August 2016 | Simon Warburton

AGC and Induver establish Morocco glass JV AGC Automotive Europe has reached a basic agreement with Induver Holding, a glass manufacturer in Morocco, to set up a joint venture for manufacturing autom... read more


Russian market to pick up in 2017 - EY

12 May 2016 | Simon Warburton

Russian market to pick up in 2017 - EY Russian analysts say domestic sales will continue to fall this year, but expect the situation to improve in 2017, when demand is forecast to pick up. The c... read more


Weak currency hits South Africa vehicle market

10 May 2016 | Dave Leggett

Weak currency hits South Africa vehicle market Higher prices for vehicles in South Africa caused by the weak rand, along with higher interest rates, are continuing to dent the country's vehicle m... read more


Renault aims to double Morocco suppliers by 2023

18 April 2016 | Simon Warburton

Renault aims to double Morocco suppliers by 2023 Renault says it is looking to increase its local supplier content in Morocco from its current 40% to 65% by 2023 as well as add up to a further 30 new... read more


Ford spending US$170m in South Africa to build Everest SUV, add 1,200 jobs

5 April 2016 | Graeme Roberts

Ford spending US$170m in South Africa to build Everest SUV, add 1,200 jobs Ford said it would spend R2.5bn (US$170m) to expand its Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria, South Africa, to produce the r... read more


Sumitomo ploughs US$55m in South Africa plant

31 March 2016 | Simon Warburton

Sumitomo ploughs US$55m in South Africa plant Sumitomo is investing around US$55m in its South African plant for truck and bus tyres. "In recent years, demand for tyres in African markets has be... read more


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