Treadzone secures exclusivity of MRL in SA

Premium tyre importer Treadzone is expanding its product range in southern Africa having acquired sole distribution rights of the Indian-based MRL brand (formerly known as Malhotra Rubbers Limited). Best known in South Africa for representing the Atlas, Camso, Mirage, Farm Master and Tianli brands, the acquisition of the MRL range is seen as an ideal […]

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Bridgestone announces appointment of new CEO

Bridgestone South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacques Fourie as CEO of the company, effective 1 July 2019. Mr Fourie replaces Gavin Young, who stepped down on 7 June. Mr Fourie has had a distinguished career at Cummins Rocky Mountain, a leading manufacturer of engineering equipment. “We are delighted that an executive […]

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Two themes for this year’s NAAMSA Automotive Conference

There will be two themes for this year’s NAAMSA Automotive Conference which will be held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre in Midrand on 22 August as part of the annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank. The themes will be linked under the overall slogan Reimagining the Future Together. “This is […]

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Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance – the high performance, fuel saving tyre now produced in South Africa

The EfficientGrip Performance, with its distinctive ZAF-marking on the sidewall, now includes adaptations for local, challenging conditions, making the tyre even stronger, to ensure better tread wear and increased mileage.  The EfficientGrip Performance is a high performing, fuel saving tyre, specifically aimed at medium-class, high-end vehicles. “The new tread compound formulation is optimised for low […]

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Continuation of Underground Mining and Agricultural Tyre production at the Port Elizabeth Plant

Underground Mining Tyre & Agricultural Tyre operations at the Port Elizabeth plant to discontinue 189(A) process initiated with approximately 170 affected employees Continentals Passenger Light Truck (PLT) production will continue Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the discontinuation of the production of underground mining & agricultural tyres in South Africa.  This decision affects approximately […]

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Tiger Wheel & Tyre is Now Welcoming Customers in Groblersdal

A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre has opened in Groblersdal at the corner of Barlow and Hereford roads, bringing with it the legendary, award-winning service that has made the brand South Africa’s best-loved and most trusted in the retail wheel and tyre industry. The new fitment centre’s high-tech showroom offers customers a window into the […]

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Bridgestone announces resignation of CEO

Bridgestone announces that its CEO, Gavin Young, will be leaving the company on 07 June 2019 to pursue other interests. Mr Young was appointed CEO in June 2016, and during his three-year tenure led a number of important initiatives to drive growth and profitability in Bridgestone’s South African operations. Mr Young made a valuable contribution […]

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Growing truck sales bode well for Futuroad Expo

The market in South Africa for medium, heavy, and extra-heavy trucks is showing positive growth in the first four months of 2019, which bodes well for interest in the biennial Futuroad Expo. This African commercial vehicle exhibition will be co-located with Automechanika Johannesburg at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September 2019. In contrast to […]

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Visitor registration opens for Automechanika Johannesburg

Visitor registration has opened for this year’s Automechanika Johannesburg trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, which will take place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September. Free visitor passes are available online from www.automechaniksa.co.za This year’s trade fair – the sixth to be staged in Johannesburg – is expected to attract more than 600 […]

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BestDrive Continues Expansion Across Southern Africa

BestDrive is one of the fastest-growing tyre fitment centre networks in the region 149 BestDrive dealers across Southern Africa, located in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius Exclusive ContiSure Warranty available from BestDrive on all Continental-branded passenger car and 4×4 tyres Ongoing skills development and training, including specialised ContiAcademy at the flagship store […]

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