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Automotive Components

Price reduction aimed at gaining competitive edge

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     27th November 2009 In a bid to achieve competitiveness in the market and to gain revenue and new business during these difficult economic times, drive and gearbox specialists SEW Eurodrive reduced prices by 7,5% in August. 

Twenty-four-hour repair service introduced

By: Mary-Anne O’Donnell     27th November 2009 To assist customers with express assembly, repairs and replacements of units in the event of a breakdown, industrial drive and gearbox specialist SEW Eurodrive has introduced a 24-hour shift. 

Geared motors supplied to local saw mill

27th November 2009 Heavy lifting company Lowveld Cranes approached gear and drive specialist SEW Eurodrive to assist them with the selection of geared motors for its 10-t crane at a local saw mill, in Graskop, in Mpumalanga province. 

Manufacturers should refine processes to 
survive economic crisis

By: Lindsey Berry     19th June 2009 Consulting company Rifle-Shot Performance Group CEO Ian Huntly tells Engineering News that the global automotive industry has adopted an enterprise quality management approach to their processes during the global financial crisis. 

Level and temperature sensor 
aids vehicle diagnostics

19th June 2009 Process electronics and instrumentation supplier ASSTech has released a new level and temperature sensor for commercial vehicles, construction and agricultural machinery. 

Debt restructuring and bridging finance to help automotive sector – IDC

By: Lindsey Berry     19th June 2009 Metal, transport and machinery products strategic business unit of the South African development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) reports that distressed companies make up 9,2% of the 24% of the automotive component manufacturing portion of its portfolio, which is... 

Local company launches rail engine

19th June 2009 Engine, propulsion and power systems supplier to southern Africa, MTU South Africa, presented its 16V 4000 R43 engine at the Railways and Harbours Conference and Exhibition, in Cape Town this year. 

Database tracks retrenched automotive workers

By: Lindsey Berry     19th June 2009 The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) is in discussions with the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) to develop a database of all automotive component workers that are retrenched as a result of the global financial crisis. 

Training academy to 
upskill automotive workers

By: Lindsey Berry     19th June 2009 To provide training to aspirant motor, diesel and motorcycle mechanics, the Imperial Technical Training Academy, based in Germiston, was established as a joint venture (JV) between Imperial Holdings and subsidiary Associated Motor Holdings. 

South Africa’s railway sector takes the strain

19th June 2009 The current economic downturn has negatively affected the railway sector, particularly freight rail and to a lesser extent of the decreasing passenger numbers, reports railway tyre manufacturer Ringrollers. 

Tyre supplier 
focuses on energy efficiency

19th June 2009 Tyre supplier Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) held an Energy Day for all employees at their head office in Port Elizabeth last month to educate its workforce on energy saving measures. 

New bearing 
solution for energy efficient vehicles

19th June 2009 Automotive component supplier SKF has launched a bearing solution for environmental micro-hybrid cars. This new magnetic sensor bearing solution is part of automotive component manufacturer Valeo’s starter alternator reversible system (Stars) micro-hybrid system. This system provides automotive... 

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