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Celebrating Women’s Month at Formex

August is Women’s Month in South Africa and we’d like to shed some light on the wonderful women at Formex. We spoke to Claudette Van Rooyen, one of our longest-serving employees, to gain some insight into her role and views of the industry. Claudette has been with...

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Five of the cheapest new cars in South Africa right now

The South African car market is currently experiencing growth after 2020’s turmoil. This is incredible news for local vehicle manufacturers, dealerships and automotive components suppliers, such as Formex. We manufacture various assemblies and individual parts for a...

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VW Polo milestone: 400 000 units manufactured in SA

Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) has celebrated yet another manufacturing milestone recently as the 400 000th VW Polo rolled off the production line in Kariega, Eastern Cape. That’s 400 000 latest-generation units, which began production towards the end of 2017 and were...

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Peugeot launches all-new 3008 in South Africa

After the French automaker made a return to the South African market a couple of years ago, Peugeot has launched a brand new sports utility vehicle (SUV). The all-new 3008 will not sport Peugeot’s new badge - the revamped lion head and the 11th logo in the brand’s...

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Mercedes Benz South Africa adopts new sales structure

Mercedes-Benz is in the process of revamping its global sales structure, but its South African branches have already undergone the transformation, along with Sweden and India. The German automaker is adopting a direct-to-customer model whereby it will own the entire...

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New vehicle sales growing steadily in South Africa

The South African automotive sector is experiencing welcome growth. New vehicle sales are growing steadily and are outpacing the forecasts. Dealer sales account for 88% of all new vehicle sales in South Africa, which is a good sign for automotive brands and Formex...

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South Africa’s stricter driving laws come into effect

The new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill, as well as the country's new demerit system, is scheduled to be formally launched in early July 2021. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says that the Aarto Bill is excellent news for South...

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Local manufacturing output up 4.6%

According to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), the country’s manufacturing output has increased by 4.6% compared to the same period in 2020. March 2021 was the first month since December 2020 that industrial output increased year-on-year. The last time positive...

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New VW Taigo to launch in SA at the end of the year

Volkswagen South Africa will be launching an all-new model in South Africa at the end of 2021. The company recently announced that the VW Taigo - a new crossover utility vehicle (CUV) - will go on sale in December or early 2022. This compact vehicle will be smaller...

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Formex expands partnership with VWSA

Formex has had a long and proud association with Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA). We have been a key component manufacturer and supplier for the German car brand since the early 2000s. Since then, our partnership has evolved steadily and culminated in 2018 when Formex...

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