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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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NAAMSA responds to 2019 Budget Speech

                               South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the 2019 Budget Speech ©GCIS The South African Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, recently announced his budget proposals for the country. In response, the president of the National...

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AutoTrader South African Car of the Year announced

The 2019 AutoTrader Car of the Year competition has concluded and the results have been tallied. This year’s overall winner is the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class. A few other vehicles have been lauded as the best in their class after a fierce showdown that included track...

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Toyota sells over 40 000 Hilux units in 2018

The Toyota Hilux is officially South Africa’s favourite car, according to audited statistics released by the Department of Trade and Industry and the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA). In 2018, Toyota sold 40 018 Hilux units -...

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These are the safest cars on the road today

The world’s foremost car safety rating agency, European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has announced its selection of safest cars tested in the past year. Vehicle safety is one of the primary considerations for buyers when looking at new cars. Crash test...

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Formex awarded IATF 16949 certificate

Formex Industries holds numerous certificates and qualifications that are an assurance of quality to our customers. One of the certifications Formex holds is the International Automotive Task Force (IATF) 16949:2016 - one of the automotive industry’s most widely-used...

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