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Continental appoints brand ambassadors

Continental Tyre South Africa has appointed race car driver Clare Vale and safety advocate and journalist Vuyi Mpofu as brand ambassadors for its global Vision Zero campaign – an initiative that aims to reduce and ultimately eliminate vehicle accidents,...

Showing entrepreneurial flair

Entrepreneurs are regarded as important cogs in the business chain – particularly in emerging economies. Commercial vehicle manufacturer Hino recognises that fact and, through its extensive dealer network, has worked to foster relationships with those who display entrepreneurial spirit. One...

Toyota tops NAAMSA charts

For the 11th consecutive month Toyota topped South Africa’s new vehicle sales charts, in November delivering 10 088 vehicles to customers. Foremost among the models was the company’s LDV, the Hilux, which notched up 2 492 units. It was followed by...

Volkswagen ramps up Brazilian investment

Over the next five years, Volkswagen’s Truck and Bus Division will invest $447,3-million (about R6,3-billion) in modernising its Brazilian plant at Resende and renewing its product portfolio. Andreas Renschler, CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, said the Latin American region...

Isuzu truck technology partners with Dairy Day

Following negotiations with Isuzu which started in February, dairy producer Dairy Day recently took delivery of a refrigerated fleet of 50 trucks. The deal involved the trade-in of 45 trucks, with WesBank supplying the finance. The new fleet’s cargo bodies...

New tech from Serco

Having achieved year-on-year growth in tough trading conditions, truck and trailer builder Serco closed 2016 by announcing it had entered into a partnership with Dutch company Loadlok, whose products it will distribute in Southern Africa. Earlier this year the company...

Volvo Trucks opens new Alrode dealership

Volvo Trucks has opened a dedicated service and parts dealership in Alrode, Gauteng, bringing the company’s dealer footprint to 20 outlets across the country. Strategically positioned within the industrial area, the Alrode dealership is easily accessible from major roads, including...

Refined workhorse

Tata’s 207DI EX2 single-cab bakkie has been given a new lease on life with several visual and practical enhancements. The exterior sees bold decals along the sides and bonnet, in addition to revised wheel covers. Moreover, a cab protector...

Famous Brands picks Cquential

Famous Brands, Africa’s largest branded food service franchisor, has selected Cquential Solutions as its warehouse optimisation partner. Famous Brand’s group logistics services executive, Bill Davies, says the company elected to partner with Cquential to address the group’s need to deliver...

Toyota announces intention to begin sales of fuel cell buses

Toyota Motor Corporation has announced its intention to begin sales of fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017. Developed by Toyota and Hino Motors, the engine makes use of hydrogen technology, and has been adopted...