Transportation Components’ Duroline and Eren friction material – an aftermarket ‘brake-through’ for safe, reliable and more cost-effective trucks and trailers

TRANSPORTATION COMPONENTS Brakepads

South Africa’s heavy vehicle transportation sector is a highly competitive industry, and those involved in it are constantly looking for ways in which to save costs. Most transport companies understand that investing in a top-quality heavy transportation truck and trailer will ultimately deliver the lowest cents-per-kilometre. However, once this vehicle is out of warranty – and the time comes to start replacing for example brake linings with aftermarket components – opting to purchase the most economical product may not be the most financially prudent decision. “A highly critical part of…

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Locally Manufactured FALKEN Tyre selected as OE fitment for the popular Volkswagen Polo Hatch

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA) is proud to have been selected as one of the tyre suppliers for the latest Volkswagen Polo Hatch models. SRSA, who manufacturer the popular Falken tyre, have successfully adhered to Volkswagen’s stringent technical, process and product audit requirements. The OE agreement enables SRSA to supply locally manufactured FALKEN tyres to Volkswagen South Africa for the new VW Polo Hatch assembled locally and exported around the globe. The development of this world class tyre is one of the outputs from SRSA’s R 1.1-billion-rand investment…

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The new Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace

The New Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace closes the gap between the compact Tiguan and the premium class Touareg. 215 mm additional external length creates capacity for a standard third row of seats, which turns the longer wheelbase Tiguan into a 7-seater. Boot space has increased by an impressive 115 litres. New 132kW TSI engine added to the range Johannesburg – Volkswagen is expanding the model range of the best-selling Tiguan SUV to include a newly designed 7-seater model – the even bigger, particularly elegant and versatile Tiguan Allspace. The new SUV’s…

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Honda EU22i Generator – Efficient, Reliable and Compact

  Honda has added a new generator to our extensive lineup. The new EU22i is a great all-rounder with enough power to run all the essentials. It is compact, reliable and easy to use while also being small enough to take with you anywhere you go. Weighing at just 21Kgs it is easy to carry, transport, store and fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. Whether you need it for home, recreational or professional use, the Honda EU22i is designed to deliver and guarantees smooth, uninterrupted electricity wherever you may be. The…

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IZUZU Double Cab. A dream ride

“The KB Double Cab delivers elegance with precision to create a premium look and feel. A modern twin-cockpit design and cutting-edge, class-leading technology make it equally as comfortable and functional as it is impressive.” This is no exaggeration. What an absolute pleasure to be in this vehicle. As a female drive this is of great importance to us and it did’nt disappoint. As for space, our family fitted quite nicely in and even managed to squeeze a few hangers on in to. On to the important features for the our…

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New EX8 Mighty truck boosts Hyundai’s commercial vehicle range in SA

Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s commercial vehicle range has received a healthy injection with the launch of the new Mighty EX8 truck, boasting several new features and an industry-leading factory warranty that makes it a formidable contender in its market segment. The new Mighty EX8 – a successor of the previous HD truck – stems from a long, proud and successful tradition of building competitive commercial vehicles with notable strengths in Korea, the rest of Asia and the Middle East. That focus is also moving to Africa, with the resulting expansion…

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GOODYEAR SOYBEAN OIL TECHNOLOGY WINS ‘ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2018 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been presented the prestigious Tyre Technology International Award for Innovation and Excellence in the category of “Environmental Achievement of the Year” during the 2018 Tyre Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany. The awarded technology represents a breakthrough by Goodyear in applying soybean oil in the tread compound of tyres, as a replacement for traditional petroleum oil. Over the past few years, Goodyear worked with the United Soybean Board to develop soy-based technology to enhance tyre performance. Following extensive…

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Investor Confidence in South Africa Received a Boost

Investor confidence in South Africa has received a boost with the official launch of Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) in Port Elizabeth. The official launch follows an announcement made last year that Isuzu would purchase the light commercial vehicle operations in Port Elizabeth and also the balance of shareholding in its Isuzu Trucks South Africa operations.  The launch also follows General Motors disinvestment in South Africa last year as part of a broader, international strategic restructuring position by the company to exit certain markets as witnessed by the recent (last…

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Ford invests R3bn for production expansion in SA, including first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor

Along with the continued local investment, it has also been confirmed that the thrilling, first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor will be produced in SA when it hits the market in 2019. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa today announced it was investing R3 billion to expand production capacity at its South African manufacturing operations in order to meet growing local and international demand for the trendsetting Ford Ranger. . . Along with the continued local investment, it has also been confirmed that the thrilling, first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor will be produced…

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THE SA AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY RENEWS CALLS FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF CLEAN FUELS IN SA

Background In the 2013/2014 budget, the then Minister of Finance announced an allocation of R40 billion for the upgrading of SA oil refineries to produce Euro V fuels in South Africa by 2017. The Department of Energy subsequently decided to re-evaluate the Clean Fuels initiative and there has been little progress since then. Currently, South Africa is about 15 years behind the rest of the world in terms of fuel standards and quality. The introduction of Clean fuels in South Africa is essential from an environmental/urban air quality and human…

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