Fleet management embraces tech future

A new generation of technology-enabled products and services is revolutionising tyre management—and creating more profitable, more streamlined fleets. Creating ecosystems is critical to realising the full benefits. By Bridgestone SA As in so many other industry verticals, fleet management is undergoing significant change as new technologies become commercially viable. These technologies are helping to streamline […]

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Potential R60-billion to be invested in SA Motor Industry over next five years

As much as R60-billion could be invested in the South African vehicle and component manufacturing industries in the next five years according to Andrew Kirby, the President of NAAMSA and President and CEO of Toyota SA Motors. He was a keynote speaker at the annual NAAMSA Conference at the Kyalami Conference Centre on August 22. […]

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Continental tyres highly successful in Original Equipment market

The German tyre manufacturer factory-fits one in three new cars in Europe Nine out of 10 best-selling European cars are approved for Continental tyres Continental is the only tyre manufacturer that supplies original equipment tyres to all seven vehicle manufacturers in South Africa Continental is one of the largest suppliers of tyres to vehicle manufacturers. […]

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BREAKING NEWS! Former SATMC Managing Executive charged for fraud

Former South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) Managing Executive, Nobuzwe Mangcu has been charged for fraud by the SATMC. Ms Mangcu allegedly defrauded the organisation in 2017 to the tune of R257 000.00. Court proceedings are currently underway, with the next hearing, to decide Ms Mangcu’s fate, scheduled for October.

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Safe tyres save budgets and protect lives

Economic pressure is making South African motorists push their tyres much further than the safe threshold of their lifespan, leading to an increase in vehicle accidents. Dries Venter, Technical Manager at Bridgestone South Africa, explains how a multi-agency approach can help personal and business drivers make better decisions to save lives while keeping their costs […]

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Consumers choose Dunlop as No.1 brand for the seventh time

South African consumers have spoken, choosing Dunlop as their favourite tyre brand in the 2019/2020 Ask Africa Icon Brands Survey. This accolade brings the tally to seven wins in the tyre category for Dunlop since 2011 – a fitting conclusion to the iconic brand’s 130-Year celebrations. The 2019/2020 Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey, run by […]

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AutoTrader invests in Festival Of Motoring and NAAMSA Conference

This August, the Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank brings a feast of motoring lifestyle to the South African public. With over 27 automotive brands, 70 pit doors, 120 exhibitors, and 10 scintillating event features presented to over 70,000 visitors. “This year we have put our sponsorship support behind two key aspects of the festival,” […]

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Sumitomo Rubber takes safety to the road

Tyre burst was implicated as a major contributor to road crashes in the Easter 2019 period, showing an increase of 18% compared to Easter 2018 according to the Preliminary Easter 2019 Road Safety Report¹. While various factors may result in a tyre bursting, such as structural damage, under-inflation, over-heating and travelling at above recommended speeds, […]

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New Tiger Wheel & Tyre Opens at Bedford Centre

A new Tiger Wheel & Tyre has opened at Bedford Centre in Bedford Gardens, at the corner of Smith and Bradford roads. The new addition to the neighborhood brings 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 […]

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Michelin announces price increase in Africa, India and Middle East region

Michelin in the Africa, India & Middle East region will increase its tyre prices by 2 percent across the commercial light truck, truck and bus segments and by 2.5 percent in passenger car segment (with up to 4% increase in SUV segment). This price revision addresses an increase in the cost of raw materials, such […]

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