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Industry snaps up unemployed engineers

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Industry in the Eastern Cape is tapping in to a unique Jobs Fund programme that seeks to groom and then place onto the shopfloor 135 unemployed engineers over three years.

At the launch of the programmes' 3rd phase, last week Friday (Sep 2) in...

Chinese car manufacturer, IDC unveil SA’s biggest investment in 40 years

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South Africa’s automotive industry has received a major shot in the arm with the announcement today of the biggest greenfield investment in 40 years. The multi-billion rand joint-venture agreement between the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and China’s Beijing Automotive Group Co. LTD (BAIC) will see the establishment of a new car manufacturing plant located in the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth.

NAACAM announces new appointment

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The National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) announces the appointment of Renai Moothilal as its new Executive Director as of September 2016.

SA Automotive Industry remains fundamental to South Africa's socio-economic prosperity, growth and development

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Commenting on the current difficult domestic trading environment confronting the automotive industry in South Africa - the President of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA), Mr Mike Whitfield – said that the SA new vehicle manufacturing and exporting industry continued to contribute positively to the South African economy.

Volkswagen factory tours bringing the automotive industry to the community

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Volkswagen's FactoryTour vehicle is three years old this month and has taken just short of 40 000 visitors into the Uitenhage Factory. The stylish 21-seater vehicle allows visitors to see the vehicle manufacturing process and brings the automotive industry to life.

The FactoryTour vehicle was custom built by Volkswagen employees using recycled and unused car parts from the factory. The novelty and ingenuity of their approach in manufacturing the vehicle that consists of three cars resulted in a comfortable, practical and stylish vehicle.

NAACAM show dates announced

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The National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) is pleased to announce that the inaugural NAACAM Show will take place at the ICC Durban from April 5-7 2017.

The Show will be hosted every two...

Zero Waste to Landfill for GMSA's Parts Distribution Centre

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General Motors South Africa's (GMSA) Parts Distribution Centre (PDC), situated in the Coega Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth, has recently been declared landfill free.

The 37 000 square metre world class warehouse is the first of GM's global facilities to be recognised with this achievement this year and is the company's 43rd non-manufacturing site to become landfill free. The warehouse accommodates about 144 000 part numbers and dispatches parts and accessories to 113 dealers and 21 parts wholesalers across Southern Africa as well as 34 dealers in Sub-Saharan Africa.

GMSA Employees Brave the Cold in Aid of Charity

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General Motors South Africa employees braved the cold and rainy weather this morning in aid of the annual Community Chest Winter Woolly Week street collection. This initiative forms part of the company's We Give Back programme which encourages employees to support the local community.

Ian Nicholls, President and Managing Director of GM Sub-Saharan Africa, was caught in action as he collects money from motorists at the busy intersection of William Moffatt Express Way and Cape Road.

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