http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
R/€ = 16.76 Change: 0.00
R/$ = 14.64 Change: 0.00
Au 1184.72 $/oz Change: 7.82
Pt 786.75 $/oz Change: 5.92
 

Automotive News

Metric Automotive Engineering

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Factory 

Engines deal confirms E Cape status as the ‘Detroit of Africa’

By: System Author     15th September 2000 Automotive firm Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa – previously known as the South African Motor Corporation or Samcor – has confirmed its importance to the global Ford network by announcing the award of a multibillion-rand contract to produce 1,3 l roller camshaft engines to Ford... 

SA wiring harness for European cars

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Local company Delta Motor Corporation and Harness Manufacturers Botswana have joined forces to export automotive wiring harnesses to Europe for use in Opel vehicles. 

Taxi, bus terminals for airport next year

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Public transport facilities and systems at Africa’s busiest airport, Johannesburg International Airport, are being redesigned to make a world-class transportation system available to arriving users. 

Automaker’s ‘buy-SA’ project

By: System Author     11th August 2000 One of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers is investigating ways to increase its procurement from South and Southern Africa. 

Tippers make loading easier

By: System Author     11th August 2000 Transportation logistics company John Daniel Containers, of Mossel Bay, Western Cape, has entered into a manufacturing agreement with Australian company Trufab to manufacture a new roller-tipper. 

Japan enters SA autocat fray

By: System Author     4th August 2000 Final project studies for South African automotive manufacturer Toyota SA’s R180-million catalytic converter manufacturing facility are under way at present. 

South Africa’s sisal to find its way into the ‘car of cars’

By: System Author     4th August 2000 Who would have believed it? A cactus-like plant becoming an integral part of automobile manufacturing? 

Auto parts firm goes B2B

By: System Author     14th July 2000 South African automotive component firm Midas has embarked on a multimillion-rand project to develop its electronic-business network. 

Measuring car cuts surveying time

By: System Author     14th July 2000 The first infrastructure-measuring car that can measure track and overhead line parameters simultaneously, was launched by Plasserail last month. 

All aboard the Shilowa express

By: System Author     7th July 2000 By 2005, commuters travelling between Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Johannesburg International Airport may be persuaded to leave the convenience of their motorcars for the time-savings and comfort of a higher-speed train. 

Rail cargo traceable on the Internet

By: System Author     7th July 2000 Southern Africa is one step closer to an integrated regional railway system, with the last railway due to be connected to the region’s rolling stock information system by December. 

SA rail efficiency is not on track – Omar

By: System Author     30th June 2000 While South Africa can boast some of the most advanced transport infrastructure in the world, efficiency in terms of its rail network is still not on track. 

Will taxpayers subsidise taxi recapitalisation?

By: System Author     30th June 2000 The taxi recapitalisation project has invited laudatory and cautionary comment since its announcement last year. 

South–South auto trade deal sought

By: System Author     16th June 2000 Brazil’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea is the Portuguese acronym) is seeking a bilateral automotive trade agreement with South Africa. 

SA must be transport-smart

By: System Author     16th June 2000 The implementation of intelligent transport systems in South Africa will play a significant role with respect to the South African government’s five-year transport focus. 

Robotic vehicle launched

By: System Author     9th June 2000 French robotics company Robosoft is looking for public or private research laboratories interested in developing demonstrators in the field of automatic transport. 

Road freight industry slump – worst in 3 years

By: System Author     19th May 2000 Further aggravating South Africa’s logistics problem, the local road-freight industry is in its worst slump for three years, with dire possible consequences for product transport and productivity in the country. 

Technical support for auto sector

By: System Author     5th May 2000 The South African motor industry has joined forces with government and leading science and technical organisations to create a new initiative, designed to boost the competitiveness and sustainability of the local industry. 

Auto maker invests to ensure exports

By: System Author     5th May 2000 South Africa’s biggest manufacturer and exporter, Volkswagen of South Africa, has invested to keep pace with the engineering challenges associated with integrating its once-isolated, low-volume Uitenhage facility into the world production system of its German parent. 

US component maker eyes SA market

By: System Author     28th April 2000 Leading automotive component manufacturer US-based Tenneco Automotive, which supplies Monroe – the world’s leading brand of shock-absorbers – is in a strong position to exercise its option to purchase a larger portion of Armstrong Hydraulics in South Africa. 

Vital export programme a roaring success

By: System Author     21st April 2000 Foundries, forges & die-casting 

Do-or-die time to avoid SA commuter-rail train smash

By: System Author     14th April 2000 Decision time is looming for South Africa if it has any hope of salvaging its commuter rail service which operates in the main urban centres of Gauteng, the Western and Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal. 

UK firm hopes to put brakes on SA train smash

By: System Author     24th March 2000 The appointment of Halcrow Rail as the turnaround specialist to support the restructuring of Spoornet’s mainline passenger services and general freight is expected to prepare the parastatal for commercialisation so that it can become a sustainable stand-alone business entity. 

The IT imperative for SA manufacturing

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Get wired or be retired 

15% growth expected for industry

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Automotive industry 

Electronic relays are a hit

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Automotive industry 

R700-million invested in local operation

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Automotive industry 

Thermoplastics used in design and production of motor vehicles

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Automotive industry 

No attention being paid to call for rationalisation

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Automotive industry 

Tight goals for auto industry

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Automotve industry 

Standardisation being achieved in automotive industry

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Automotive industry 

Growth of one company leads to the formation of another

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Automotive industry 

(Auto)cat out of the bag: SA to double output by 2002

By: System Author     10th March 2000 The South African catalytic converter industry is earning the country as much as R4-billion in exports a year – about 9% of the world market. 

Advances in fuel-cell-powered electric vehicles

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Developments to Watch 

Revolutionary urban car developed

By: System Author     10th March 2000 A new concept in tyre design, developed by tyre manufacturer Michelin, is revo-lutionising car design, resulting in a new type of environment-friendly and spacious urban vehicle. 

Interest in local company

By: System Author     10th March 2000 Transport parastatal Transnet has received “substantial interest” for the disposal of 70% of its design and construction business, Protekon. 

Company Post

more

Latest News

more

Latest Videos

more

Research Reports

Topics In These Articles

RSS Feed

About

Engineering News is a product of Creamer Media.
www.creamermedia.co.za

Other Creamer Media Products include:
Mining Weekly
Research Channel Africa
Polity

Read more

Subscriptions

We offer a variety of subscriptions to our Magazine, Website, PDF Reports and our photo library.

Subscriptions are available via the Creamer Media Store.

View store

Advertise

Advertising on Engineering News is an effective way to build and consolidate a company's profile among clients and prospective clients. Email advertising@creamermedia.co.za

View options
Subscribe Now for $119
Free daily email newsletter Register Now
Subscribe Now for $119 Close