NAAMSA CHAIRMAN CONFIDENT SA MOTOR INDUSTRY CAN OVERCOME ITS MAJOR CHALLENGES

Andrew Kirby, chairman of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) and president and CEO of Toyota SA Motors, says he is confident that the local motor industry will overcome its major challenges and that the industry will grow substantially into the future. He was addressing delegates at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference […]

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Battered Rand pushes fuel higher

More fuel price hikes are on their way courtesy of a weaker Rand. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data supplied by the Central Energy Fund (CEF). “International petroleum prices remained virtually unchanged on average during August,” the Association says.   “But,” it adds, “the […]

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Invitation to AA discussion: Would deregulation lower petrol prices?

The recent spike in fuel prices has caused much consternation and distress. So much so, that the president has set up a committee of ministers to look into the issue. Some media have called it a “fuel price emergency” and pundits have all sorts of ‘solutions’, including deregulation. Is deregulation really a solution? In the […]

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Vehicle manufacturers start opening up after-sales market to independent providers

The Right to Repair (R2R) Campaign is celebrating the decision by Volkswagen (VW) to make several changes in relation to the independent aftermarket.  They hope this move signals a willingness by manufacturers to start opening up the after-sales market to independent providers. “Thanks to the process started by the Competition Commission, we believe VW is […]

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Bridgestone showcase new products and solutions

Bridgestone Europe’s usual impressive stand was another prominent feature at The Tire Cologne Show in Germany where the major A brand’s main aim was to further enhance and demonstrate their solutions for truck fleets to reduce operating costs and also for tyre dealers to grow and become more successful. A Bridgestone spokesperson informed Modern Tire […]

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Maxxis showcase new ground-breaking UHP tyre at Cologne Show

Leading tyre producer Maxxis exhibited at the very first The Tire Cologne Show with an ultimate objective of maintaining and raising even further awareness of their progressive brand throughout Europe and having at least one appointed Maxxis distributor in each country. It was also the perfect opportunity to launch their new highly innovative ultra-high-performance pattern […]

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Falken enhances its European brand image with new products

Falken Tyre Europe was one of a number of leading tyre producers exhibiting at The Tire Cologne 2018 where they concentrated on maintaining and further enhancing their rising heritage in motorsports. However, at the same time, another equally important aim was to promote Falken as a holistic tyre supplier and not just as a manufacturer […]

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