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Ford Motor Company Southern Africa set to launch upgraded Ford Ranger
24-05-2018 | 06:00:00
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa will be launching an even more capable Ford Ranger when production commences for the refreshed new model scheduled for launch in 2019.
Isuzu Motors South Africa forays into sport utility vehicle segment with seven- seater mu-X
15-05-2018 | 13:39:54
Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) is marking the brand’s return to the rapidly growing sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the highly anticipated debut of the seven-seater mu-X.
[South Africa] Mahindra eyes growth and expansion as demand rises
03-05-2018 | 06:17:28
Mahindra South Africa is gearing up for a new phase of growth and expansion in South Africa.
[South Africa] Fiat Group Automobiles, Chrysler completes merger to grow market share
02-05-2018 | 06:55:28
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has driven through another milestone in South Africa as its individual National Sales Companies merge to complete the integration locally of the world’s seventh largest car maker.
Volvo launches European car of the year in South Africa
23-04-2018 | 10:00:00
The new XC40, Volvo’s first premium compact SUV, is now available in South Africa.
[South Africa] Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces major appointments to steer growth
19-04-2018 | 06:06:00
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa has announced the appointment of the new Head of Sales Operations of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Chrysler brands.
Vivo Energy Morocco’s Shell Club Fidelity program reaches 500,000 members
18-04-2018 | 06:46:00
Vivo Energy Maroc, the company in charge of the marketing and distribution of Shell brand fuels and lubricants in Morocco and Butagaz brand Liquefied Petroleum Gas, has reached 500,000 members for its Shell Club Fidelity program.
[South Africa] Startup Naked Insurance launches today with an AI-based car insurance offering
10-04-2018 | 10:35:00
Insurance startup Naked launches today with an AI-based car insurance offering. Rebuilt for social good, the new product puts customers in control of their insurance and saves them money.
BMW Group South Africa starts production of the new BMW X3 at its Rosslyn plant
09-04-2018 | 09:28:00
BMW Group South Africa has started production of the new BMW X3 at its Rosslyn plant. With customer vehicles now rolling off the line, BMW Group once again demonstrates its commitment to its operations in South Africa.
[Kenya] KenolKobil launches fuel management mobile app
06-04-2018 | 11:42:00
Oil marketer KenolKobil has launched a new fuel application, K-Wallet, an easy-to-use fuel management app that adds convenience to both individual and corporate customers.
[South Africa] Ford expands engine assembly operations at Struandale engine plant
28-03-2018 | 13:35:47
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its operations at the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth as part of a wide-ranging investment in its two South African plants, announced late last year.
Michaella Rugwizangoga appointed Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda CEO
28-03-2018 | 11:13:18
Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.
Goodyear South Africa launches Umthombo Development Programme with eye on black entrepreneurs
19-03-2018 | 14:16:00
Tyre manufacturer Goodyear South Africa has launched an enterprise and supplier development initiative, Umthombo Development Programme.
Groupe PSA announces plans to assemble Peugeot and Opel vehicles in Namibia this year
13-03-2018 | 10:10:00
French car maker Groupe PSA and the Namibian government have signed an investment agreement facilitating the joint-venture agreement to assemble OPEL and PEUGEOT vehicles in Walvis Bay.
Nexteer Automotive announces new production facility in Morocco
27-02-2018 | 08:47:24
Nexteer Automotive, a global player in automotive industry has announced a new production facility in Kenitra, Morocco.
Isuzu Motors announces entry of Isuzu mu-X into Sub Saharan Africa market in the second half of 2018
22-02-2018 | 06:12:00
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced the entry of the Sports Utility Vehicle segment with the introduction of the popular Isuzu mu-X into the South African and Sub-Saharan Africa market in the second half of the year.
[South Africa] Halfway Ford goes green in latest sustainability drive
21-02-2018 | 13:20:55
South African based motor dealer Halfway Ford, of Kuils River, in the Western Cape is virtually off the grid in terms of electricity supply and uses a minimal amount of water from the municipal supply.
Isuzu Motors launches South Africa operations
16-02-2018 | 13:38:50
Isuzu Motors has launched its business operations in South Africa. This follows the announcement of last year where Isuzu had said that it would purchase the light commercial vehicle operations in Port Elizabeth.
[Kenya] Sendy set for East Africa expansion
06-02-2018 | 09:00:29
Sendy, an on-demand delivery services platform operating across Kenya, has completed a Series A investment round, led by DOB Equity. DOB Equity will invest alongside CFAO, member of the Toyota Group, and other private investors.
Egypt makes deal with China's BYD to get its first electric buses in Alexandria
30-01-2018 | 09:38:00
The China-based auto manufacturer BYD has been expanding internationally in recent years quite a bit, with the most recent news on that front being that a deal has been struck that will see the old city of Alexandria granted its first electric buses.
Africar Group emerges the leading automotive classifieds in Sub-Sahara Africa
30-01-2018 | 07:03:00
Africar Group, the very first car classifieds to emerge for Sub-Saharan Africa, has now grown to become the leading car classifieds marketplace in the region, with a vast coverage of 30 countries and reaching out to more than 600 million people.
[Startup Interview] Aziz Senni, Founder, C Mon Taxi, Senegal
24-01-2018 | 11:00:00
Aziz Senni, a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience is piloting a taxi renting model in Dakar Senegal that offers taxi drivers access to ownership of their vehicle through a system combining financing, training and customer acquisition thanks in particular to its digital booking platform.
Toyota-Egypt signs distribution agreement with Lexus
23-01-2018 | 14:02:00
Toyota-Egypt has signed an agreement with Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese car maker Toyota, to be the official distributor of Lexus cars in the Egyptian market as from 2018.
Volkswagen to set up shop in Rwanda with an initial annual installed capacity of 5000 vehicles
23-01-2018 | 12:48:00
The next milestone in Volkswagen Sub Saharan Africa strategy becomes reality with the registration of the company Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.
Volkswagen to double production in Kenya, explores second model
15-01-2018 | 06:13:57
German carmaker Volkswagen is looking to double production in Kenya and to introduce a new model at its plant in Thika, Central Kenya, a huge boost for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four action plan.
South African Government reaches agreement on potential acquisition of Chevron South Africa by Sinopec
12-01-2018 | 06:32:51
Sinopec - one of China's largest state-owned companies - has undertaken to invest R6 billion in South Africa to upgrade and modernize the Cape Town-based oil refinery owned by Chevron South Africa.
Varroc Lighting Systems expands global footprint with new Morocco factory
09-01-2018 | 06:32:00
Varroc Lighting Systems is expanding its footprint as it establishes a manufacturing and product development base in Morocco.
Shell Egypt and Al-Mansour Automotive strike up new partnership
03-01-2018 | 12:45:00
Al-Mansour Automotive, official distributor of Chevrolet and Opel vehicles in Egypt, signed a partnership contract with Shell Egypt to be the exclusive engine oils and lubricants supplier of the company’s service centres.
Green Motion expands car rental fleet in Morocco
02-01-2018 | 14:45:00
Green Motion's North African operations in Morocco have announced the introduction of new hybrid models onto their car rental fleet.
Magal awarded $13 million contract by Toyota Tsusho Corporation for integrated security solution in East Africa
27-12-2017 | 06:36:00
Magal Security Systems, Ltd. has signed a $13 million contract to provide integrated security solutions as a subcontractor for Toyota Tsusho Corporation.
[South Africa] Ford Struandale engine plant looks to expand production in 2018 as it marks milestone
08-12-2017 | 11:06:00
The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has reached significant production milestones this year as it gears up for expanded production to support the R3-billion investment in its local operations by Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
[South Africa] Ford launches community IT center to promote computer literacy
05-12-2017 | 06:33:49
Ford Motor Company of Southern is making a significant contribution towards developing basic computer literacy by launching a community information technology center.
Mazda Southern Africa launches Mazda Foundation
04-12-2017 | 14:05:10
Mazda Southern Africa has launched the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non Profit Company.
[South Africa] Wesbank partner with Haval Motors to offer finance products to the brand’s growing customer base
23-11-2017 | 08:47:00
WesBank, a division of First Rand Bank Limited, has concluded an agreement with Haval Motors South Africa to provide finance products for the brand’s expanding customer base in South Africa.
Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach Southern Africa introduces bus chassis for the commuter segment
17-11-2017 | 08:34:00
Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach Southern Africa has unveiled their latest offering, the OF 1723 bus chassis. This product is geared to offer a reliable, durable and value for money alternative in the commuter bus segment.
[Zimbabwe] Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa unveils world class SelecTrucks centre
15-11-2017 | 12:30:00
Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa, under the banner of ZIMOCO has unveiled SelecTrucks Zimbabwe. The new centre is located at the Harare Showgrounds.
Groupe PSA sets eyes on Algeria’s manufacturing industry with new partnership
14-11-2017 | 09:05:10
Jean-Christophe Quémard, Executive Vice President, Africa-Middle East of Groupe PSA, has co-signed an agreement in Algiers with the Algerian project partners to create an Oran-based manufacturing company to build cars for the Algerian market.
[South Africa] Ford invests $220 million in production capacity expansion to sate growing demand for Ford Ranger
07-11-2017 | 06:41:54
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa is investing $220 million to expand production capacity at its South African manufacturing operations in order to meet growing local and international demand for the trend-setting Ford Ranger.
Egypt Auto sales decline by 39% YTD 2017 compared to 2016
23-10-2017 | 08:40:04
Since late 2016, Egypt has been suffering severe foreign currency shortages, which has greatly affected the automobile sector due to the difference between the official exchange rates and the parallel market rates.
Siemens and the German government in $26 million partnership to support occupational training in Egypt
17-10-2017 | 11:55:00
To drive employment opportunities for Egyptian youth, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Siemens have signed a strategic alliance agreement to support occupational training in Egypt.
Vivo Energy Ghana targets motorists with convenience app
12-10-2017 | 12:34:00
Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive licensee of Shell branded products has launched onto the Ghanaian market, a new App for motorists with extensive features in the oil marketing industry.
[South Africa] Mercedes Benz Trucks to train 200 commercial vehicle drivers as part of October’s National Transport Month
12-10-2017 | 12:30:00
The South African government declared October as National Transport Month in 2005 in order to raise awareness on the crucial role of transport in the economy.
Isuzu introduces new crew cab model to sate growing demand for light commercial vehicles in Sub Saharan Africa
12-10-2017 | 06:27:56
Growing demand for light commercial vehicles has spurred Isuzu to expand its offering in Sub-Saharan Africa to include the KB 4x4 crew cab X-Rider model.
Kenya's burgeoning luxury car market incentivizes top-end manufacturers
10-10-2017 | 07:45:00
On the latest episode of ‘Marketplace Africa’, the programme examines Kenya’s luxury car market – one that is among the fastest growing on the continent and is now attracting top-end car manufacturers to the country.
ADEA and The Islamic Development Bank sign agreement to fund Africa’s education sector
06-10-2017 | 11:28:48
The Islamic Development Bank and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding related to the cooperation in the education sector in Africa.
[South Africa] Volkswagen launches new customer app for accurate road side assistance
05-10-2017 | 10:45:38
The experience of owning a Volkswagen vehicle has just been made easier with the launch of the My VW Customer App.
Pointer Telocation announces purchase of South African company, growing footprint
03-10-2017 | 05:14:00
Pointer Telocation Ltd. a developer and operator of Fleet and Mobile Resource Management solutions, announced that it has concluded an agreement for the purchase of the activity of a South African company.
New Ford Kuga arrives in South Africa
18-09-2017 | 09:08:00
The new Kuga has arrived in South Africa, offering one of the most technologically-advanced, smart sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with five-star safety and improved fuel efficiency.
AGCO leads new project to determine sustainable business models for smallholders and farm service centres
13-09-2017 | 06:04:00
The transformation of on-farm mechanization can make a major contribution to improving rural livelihoods by boosting productivity and growth in rural incomes.
Isuzu Motors South Africa announces key management appointments
22-08-2017 | 11:03:00
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced a number of key leadership appointments in support of the purchase of the Isuzu related assets from General Motors South Africa, effective January 2018 and subject to various regulatory approvals.
BMW 7 Series Individual by Esther Mahlangu now in South Africa
17-08-2017 | 06:31:20
26 years ago, Esther Mahlangu, a South African Ndebele artist, was the first woman to create artwork on a BMW 525i Sedan turning it into a unique and colourful BMW Art Car.
[Startup Interview] Axel Peyriere, Co-Founder, AfricarGroup
15-08-2017 | 10:58:00
Axel Peyriere is co-founder of the number one car classifieds websites in Africa, the AfricarGroup, which covers 22 countries and translated into 10 local dialects of the continent. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
[South Africa] Volkswagen Group grows market share amid economic turmoil
14-08-2017 | 06:46:00
Volkswagen Group South, the country’s leading passenger car manufacturer continues to grow market share, despite the tough economic climate and a declining new vehicle passenger car market.
Mercedes Benz South Africa recognises its commercial vehicles dealers
11-08-2017 | 11:18:00
Daimler Trucks & Buses comprising of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Vans, both subsidiaries of Mercedes-Benz South Africa have rewarded its most stellar commercial vehicles dealers for 2016 at a Dealer of the Year event.
[Egypt] Entrepreneur creates the first Egyptian-made mini car
09-08-2017 | 10:11:00
In Egypt where many suffer under economic hardship, 35-year-old entrepreneur Ahmed Saeed al-Feki has been working hard to launch his own business building a mini-car in a country that relies heavily on imports of small automobiles.
AfriCar Group websites now available in 10 African languages
09-08-2017 | 09:51:00
Africar Group has recently developed its networks in Africa and now operates in 22 countries through its car classifieds websites.
Nissan Motors Egypt opens 42nd branch in cooperation with El Sabaa automotive
07-08-2017 | 09:42:00
In cooperation with El Sabaa Automotive, Nissan Motors Egypt opened an after-sale service centre in Al Shorouk City.
Vivo Energy and MIDAS announce a collaborative Pan African partnership agreement
04-08-2017 | 08:54:07
Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, and MESA, the exclusive licensee of MIDAS providing maintenance and car servicing in over 97 countries has announced a pan-African agreement to provide new services to their growing customer base.
[Algeria] Federal-Mogul Motorparts strengthens strategic partnership with Rolman
01-08-2017 | 10:52:00
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul, has strengthened its strategic partnership with regional distributor Rolman World to advance its premium automotive parts in the Middle Eastern market.
[South Africa] Motor industry resilient in turbulent economic environment, Econometrix
01-08-2017 | 08:36:51
The South African motor industry is holding up surprisingly well in a tough economic environment that is being exacerbated by political turmoil according to Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist at Econometrix.
Rui Silva appointed Managing Director of Subaru Southern Africa
01-08-2017 | 06:20:00
Having joined Subaru Southern Africa in 1994 as an accountant, 2 years after the brand was established in South Africa, Mr. Silva has enjoyed a long-standing career as well as widespread experience.
[South Africa] Volkswagen supports Western Cape government with over 350 vehicles
31-07-2017 | 13:04:31
The Western Cape Government has received over 350 Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedans. These vehicles will be used mainly for general purposes by Provincial Departments in the Western Cape, such as the Traffic, Transport and Public Works.
Mahindra and Springfield Agro Limited launch farm to folk initiative in Nigeria
31-07-2017 | 11:47:00
Springfield Agro Limited, in partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group have announced its collaboration with Katsina State Government, and launched the FarmTo-Folk initiative.
Nissan supports sustainable auto assembly in South Africa
28-07-2017 | 11:50:00
Nissan is optimistic about the future of automotive manufacturing in South Africa according to its South Africa's manufacturing director Joan Busquets .
Market competition for commercial vehicles in Africa intensifies, Frost & Sullivan
18-07-2017 | 10:30:00
Rising urbanization is encouraging unprecedented infrastructural developments in Africa, especially across the construction and oil and gas sectors.
[Nigeria] Uber partners Germaine Auto Center to service drivers' vehicles
17-07-2017 | 10:09:00
Uber on Friday sealed pact with Germaine Auto Centre - a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company - to provide maintenance services to its driver partners.
[Kenya] Chinese car assembly plant, Foton East Africa, goes up for auction
13-06-2017 | 12:45:00
Chinese motor vehicle dealer Foton, East Africa's multi-million shilling Nairobi assembly plant, is set to be auctioned to repay debts.
[South Africa] Francisco Gaie appointed Managing Director of Peugeot Citroen
07-06-2017 | 13:25:22
Peugeot Citroen South Africa has appointed Francisco Gaie as the new Managing Director.
Senegal banks on $300 million rapid bus plan to improve urban transport
26-05-2017 | 06:48:16
Senegal is counting on a new Dkar Bus Rapid Transit pilot project to reduce by half the average rush hour in-vehicle travel time by public transport.
AGCO sets eyes on Africa with its Challenger farm machinery business
25-05-2017 | 11:39:17
Worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, AGCO has announced it intends to develop its Challenger farm machinery business in Africa.
Fendt tractors launch in South African market
17-05-2017 | 08:26:26
High tech brand company involved in sale of tractors and harvesting machines Fendt has introduced to the South African market four tractors as it seeks to establish a toe hold in the African market.
[Ghana] Scania unveils first vocational training scheme for heavy vehicle service technicians
09-05-2017 | 10:43:07
Scania has established Ghana's first vocational training scheme for heavy vehicle service technicians. Scania and other industry partners will provide in-kind and personnel support with additional funding from the German Corporation for International Cooperation, GIZ.
[Algeria] NXP delivers electronic driver licenses and vehicle registration smart cards to tame fraud
27-04-2017 | 12:26:35
NXP Semiconductors N.V has announced that its partner HB Technologies, the leader in Algeria for secure solutions based on smartcard designs, chose NXP’s SmartMX2 microcontroller for the country’s new secure electronic driver license and vehicle registration smartcards.
Africa’s motorcycle market to grow to $9 billion by 2021, report
25-04-2017 | 14:27:01
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Africa Two-Wheeler Market By Vehicle Type (Motorcycle vs. Scooter), By Country including South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Algeria, Uganda, Egypt, Morocco, Angola and Ethiopia in the Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2011-2021" report.
[Kenya] Honda Motors set to open assembly plant in Burundi
13-04-2017 | 13:05:16
Japanese automobiles powerhouse Honda Motors is mulling opening an assembly plant in Burundi’s capital Bunjumbura in the medium term.
[Ghana] Automobile Technical School to address skills gap
27-03-2017 | 09:05:00
American Auto Parts LTD (AAPL), in partnership with TATA Motors Holdings Ghana, is to establish an Automobile Technical Institute to train artisans and mechanics in industrial best practices, in line with the Government’s efforts to transform local industries.
[Kenya] General Motors in deal with Cooperative bank to finance MSMEs in motor industry
15-03-2017 | 10:00:00
General Motors EA has inked an asset finance partnership with tier two lender Cooperative Bank which paves way for the bank’s MSME clients getting a 95 per cent financing on Isuzu vehicles.
Isuzu Motors acquires General Motors East Africa with eye on regional expansion
28-02-2017 | 14:39:52
Isuzu Motors and General Motors Co. have reached an agreement that Isuzu will invest in General Motors East Africa, GMEA. Isuzu is making this investment with the intention of expanding its commercial vehicle production and sales in Eastern Africa.
Federal Mogul steps up Kenyan presence with 25 per cent budget allocation
15-02-2017 | 05:06:46
Leading global Motorparts manufacturer Federal-Mogul Corporation has stepped up its efforts to expand its reach in Kenya, with an eye on the East Africa market.