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Ford increases exports to meet growing demands

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa is expanding its vehicle exports in order to meet the growing demand from European markets. Ford will adopt a new multi-port strategy in its effort to increase the number of South African-built Fords to Europe - shipping vehicles...

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Why automakers prefer subtle colours

The vast majority of vehicles on the road are painted white, grey, silver or black. Why do automakers prefer these subtle colours to orange, red or green, for example? During the 2000s, silver was the colour of choice for most car manufacturers - that soon shifted to...

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How trade shows benefit automotive manufacturers

Trade shows are a unique opportunity for marketing and network-building, especially for automotive manufacturers. Car shows and motoring expos are important tools that car brands and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) utilise fully to expand their footprint and...

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The automotive industry is pushing for sustainability

The South African automotive industry has stepped up to the plate to ensure that car parts are reusable and recyclable. More than 80% of a vehicle is able to be recycled nowadays; from used oil and old tyres to metal and battery components, the proportion of modern...

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Choose the right optional extras for your new car

Most vehicle manufacturers will offer their customers optional extras when purchasing a car. These include upgraded seats, advanced technology, sporty rims and aesthetic adjustments. Optional extras not only improve the experience of owning and driving the vehicle,...

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Automation can aid growth of manufacturing industry

Investment in automation services could be the key to boosting the growth of the manufacturing industry in South Africa. As a major contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP), the growth of the manufacturing sector will also bring benefits for South Africa’s...

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VW SA to reach record production in 2019

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VW SA) is set to produce a record number of vehicles at its Uitenhage factory in the Eastern Cape this year. The local manufacturer of the German vehicle brand is aiming to produce 161 900 vehicles in 2019. Formex manufactures parts for...

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South Africa’s best-selling car brands in Q1 2019

South African new vehicle sales reached 133 324 up until the end of March 2019. The first quarter (Q1) of 2019 has seen a slight dip in new vehicle sales as compared to 2018. Problems with load-shedding and uncertainty with the upcoming national elections are possible...

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Listen: Formex Industries on Algoa FM

The latest developments at Formex were featured on a live broadcast of Algoa FM, the Eastern Cape’s number one radio station. Formex chief executive officer (CEO) Hennie Venter explains the company’s plan for growth and investment in the coming years. Formex is aiming...

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