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PPG to acquire automotive coatings manufacturer Hemmelrath

The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2019, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed. "We are excited to add Hemmelrath to our robust and diversified automotive coatings offering. This acquisition is...

LEXUS GOES HYBRID

Third generation of Lexus’ best-selling compact sports sedan now available with self-charging full hybrid powertrain IS 300h SE and 350 F Sport receive Lexus Safety System+ features Engineered for dynamic handling and responsiveness For the first time in SA,...

FESTIVAL OF MOTORING GROWS TO 4 DAYS

The 4th annual Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, returns to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from 22-25 August 2019. The Festival of Motoring, organized by Messe Frankfurt, is the only motoring show in Southern Africa endorsed by NAAMSA and...

Hyundai wins two prestigious iF Design Awards

Hyundai Motor Company has been recognized for its cutting-edge vehicle design at the world-renowned iF Design Award 2019 for the fifth straight year. The Palisade and Le Fil Rouge concept vehicle each won the Automobiles/Vehicles category at the eminent competition in the...

Production of New Ford Ranger Commences in SA

Ford's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has officially commenced production of the new Ford Ranger, bringing a raft of product upgrades and refinements to one of South Africa's best-selling vehicles and export models. "Following the investment of over R3-billion in...

SAINT-GOBAIN ACQUIRE FARECLA PRODUCTS

Saint-Gobain has acquired the UK-based company Farécla Products. Founded in 1952, Farécla Products manufactures surface finishing products and solutions for consumer and industrial uses including automotive markets. Farécla Products will enable Saint-Gobain to complete its surface finishing product range while...

South African-built Ford Ranger Tops LCV Exports, Best-Selling Pickup in Europe

International demand for Ford’s trend-setting Ranger pickup reached an all-time high in 2018, with Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria having shipped a total of 68 364 units to export markets – a substantial 16.2% increase compared to 2017. Combined Ranger...

BASF co-founds global Alliance to End Plastic Waste

BASF today co-founded a global alliance of nearly 30 companies to advance solutions that reduce and eliminate plastic waste in the environment, especially in the ocean. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) has committed over $1.0 billion with the...

You could drive away this rebuilt Classic MG from the Cape Town Motor Show

The Cape Town Motor Show takes place on the weekend of 2-3 March this year. Thousands of car enthusiasts will descend upon the Grand West Casino and Entertainment World to see the rarities, classics, customs and prototypes on show. The regular...

TOYOTA ANNOUNCE SPONSORSHIP OF SASAPD GAMES

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and the South African Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD) are pleased to announce they have signed a three-year partnership to promote the sporting codes offered at Paralympic level for athletes with disabilities....