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Components News

MIDP uncertainty blamed for 6,2% fall in SA catalytic-converter exports

By: Irma Venter     2nd May 2008 The South African catalytic converter industry last year suffered its first decline in export volumes since the establishment of the local industry in the 1990s, says Catalytic Converter Interest Group (CCIG) chairperson Hans Kuehn. He is also the CEO of automotive catalyst manufacturer Umicore,... 

SA to host own version of Germany's Automechanika

By: Irma Venter     18th April 2008 South Africa will host a local version of the German Automechanika show next year. 

New vehicle sales continue down bumpy road

By: Matthew Hill     2nd April 2008 The ever increasing interest rates and new credit legislation in March again hijacked South African new vehicle sales, with figures showing a "massive decline" of 17,5% year-on-year, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) reported on Wednesday, but... 

SA to host own version of Germany's Automechanika in 2009

By: Irma Venter     2nd April 2008 South Africa will host a local version of the German Automechanika show in March next year. The show will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from March 18, 2009, to March 21, 2009, showcasing the local and international components industry, the automotive aftermarket, workshops, car wash... 

Control Instruments to post full-year loss

By: Mariaan Webb     10th March 2008 JSE-listed Control Instruments said on Monday that it would post a headline earnings a share loss of between 55c a share and 65c a share for the year ended December 31. Earnings a share, however, could increase to between 350c a share and 400c a share, after the firm sold it’s fleet... 

Components industry positive despite energy crisis 

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     22nd February 2008 This year should not see a marked difference in the automotive components industry despite the current energy crisis, says the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) 

Coega a possible components import site

22nd February 2008 The new port of Nqgura at the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) is being explored as a possible import site for containerized components and completely knocked-down parts, Coega IDZ manager of business development in automotive and logistics Gustav Meyer says. 

Update for electronic parts catalogue

By: Gerrit Bezuidenhout     22nd February 2008 Software developer for the automotive industry Multicat has updated the latest version of its Multicat electronic parts catalogue (EPC) 

Local company protects vehicles for export

22nd February 2008 After a disappointing 2007 and the weakness of the rand against foreign companies, there is a possibility that vehicle exports are to increase by almost 50% this year and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in South Africa are turning to industrial manufacturing company Tesa to ensure exports... 

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