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Cooperation will drive vehicle manufacturing in Africa

There are many ways to grow the vehicle manufacturing industry in Africa. Devising solid policies and plans is one way to ensure growth, but cooperation is another key factor that will drive vehicle manufacturing on the continent. The African automotive market needs...

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Volvo to limit top speed of all vehicles to 180km/h

Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo, has decided to limit the top speed of all its vehicles to 180km/h from 2020 onwards. The brand is well-known for its impeccable safety standards and this is the next step in ensuring driver and passenger safety. Formex indirectly...

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Land Rover shows support of Springboks

Land Rover South Africa has released a unique, once-off Range Rover Sport SVR in support of the Springboks ahead of their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign. The Range Rover is painted with a stunning Springbok green coat and has the Bok decals on its hind quarter panels....

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Formex CEO Hennie Venter interviewed on Pretoria FM

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Formex Industries, Hennie Venter, was recently interviewed on Pretoria FM. Venter outlined the contribution that Formex has made to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 manufacturers in South Africa through the...

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Why you need to replace worn tyres

One of the most important safety features of a vehicle is its tyres. They provide grip and disperse water from the road surface during downpours, so it is important to have a good tread. Worn tyres provide less traction during cornering and braking and can lead to...

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South Africa’s most searched-for vehicles in 2019

Internet searches for vehicles can be a great indication of a brand’s popularity and future performance in the market. The more people searching for a car online, the more interest there is in that model. The number of internet searches is directly related to the...

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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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