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  • Fuchs fuel additive
    Oct 29, 2014 aBr Buzz

    FUCHS FUEL ADDITIVE FOR HIGHER QUALITY PETROL

    Engine exhaust system emissions are subject to continuous reduction due to European legislation. To meet these challenges, engine manufacturers are demanding high-quality fuels with special properties. But not all these properties can be achieved by… more...
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  • Safeline Brake Pads launch brake accessory kits
    Oct 27, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Safeline Brake Pads launch brake accessory kits

    Safeline Brake Pads goes the extra mile to promote safer braking by launching free brake accessory kits with their brake pads. Fitting damaged or worn clips in a vehicles’ braking system or not using clips at all can result in a rattle, vibration,… more...
    Editor 86
  • Donaldson confirms leading position in engine filtration solutions
    Oct 23, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Donaldson confirms leading position in engine…

    Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration solutions and products, has been awarded a 2014 Supplier Award by Volvo Group Purchasing in the category Aftermarket Excellence. The Volvo Group Purchasing Supplier Award… more...
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  • CERA-TEC-3721
    Oct 23, 2014 aBr Buzz

    New improved formula for Liqui Moly’s CERA TEC…

    The leading German additive specialist Liqui Moly announced this month that they have now an improved formula for Cera Tec and Motor Protect, both products are leaders in the additive industry, the new formula now puts them way ahead of their… more...
    Editor 112
  • Advancing automotive career development through WorldSkills
    Oct 23, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Advancing automotive career development through…

    The Retail Motor Industry Organisation was one of the exhibitors at this year’s South African Automotive Week which took place from the 14 – 17 October at Gallagher Estate in Midrand. Beyond showcasing what the RMI as a body has to offer, the RMI… more...
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  • Oct 22, 2014 aBr Buzz

    New lubricating spray from Liqui Moly

    The general purpose multi lubrication spray market now has a leading contender in all round, all use lubrication sprays that is a far better and cheaper option. The Liqui Moly LM 40 is rated better than the current market leaders and has far more… more...
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  • Hard at work at the South African Automotive Week, South Africa’s top young automotive refurbishment practitioners compete for a place at the 2015 WorldSkills Competition, to be held in São Paulo, Brazil.
    Oct 21, 2014 aBr Buzz

    3M nurtures South Africa’s young auto body skills…

    Building up to the 2015 WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil, the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) invited 12 individuals from across South Africa to identify the country’s top young automotive practitioners through a… more...
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  • LIQUI MOLY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHER OLIVER KUHN COMMENTS ON RAINER ZIETLOW’S EXTREME TRIP FROM NORTH CAPE, NORWAY TO THE SOUTHERN TIP OF AFRICA
    Oct 21, 2014 aBr Buzz

    LIQUI MOLY INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHER OLIVER KUHN…

    The Cape to Cape team travelled 17,000 kilometres in ten days from North Cape in Norway to the southern tip of Africa, adventurer Rainer Zietlow successfully completed this tour in his VW Touareg arriving Sunday 14th October at Cape L'Agulhas. A… more...
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  • M/T Launches Deegan 38. AKA the Mudmaster
    Oct 21, 2014 aBr Buzz

    New design joins Mickey Thompson’s range of…

    An updated range of Mickey Thompson 4x4 tyres is available locally, and the star of the show is the brand new Deegan 38. The name pays homage to ‘truck’ racing champion Brian Deegan, and the new tyre is designed to provide unrivalled grip and… more...
    Editor 122
  • Partinform Swaziland
    Oct 20, 2014 Partinform

    A royal affair

    The monarchy and Kingdom of Swaziland opened its gates to allow the Partinform crusaders to infiltrate Mbabane and spread their right parts, right fitment message throughout the realm last month. And no surprise, given that the information provided… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 88
  • Oct 20, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Metair operational update

    This serves as a general communication to Metair shareholders (“Shareholders”) with regard to: 1. The status of the local automotive industry’s business environment;2. The recently publicised investigation by the Competition Commission of alleged… more...
    Motoring staff 125
  • Key dignitaries at the Taiwan Machine Tools Industry Press Conference and Technology Forum, at South African Automotive Week. (Right to left)Bob Bond, Tshwane University of Technology, Andrew Binning, South African Automotive Week Project Manager, Mr Paul Savides, MD of PBS Machine Tools, Mr Lee Hwang, Vice President of the Topology Research Institute, Henk Snyman secretary of the Toolmaking Association of South Africa, Pei-Yung Hsu, Representative of Taipei Liasion Office in South Africa, Norman Lamprecht, Executive Manager NAAMSA, Eric Wu, Marketing Manager Vision Wide Tech and Vusumuzi Mkhize, National Chairman: Toolmaking Association of South Africa.
    Oct 17, 2014 aBr Buzz

    The South African Machine Tool industry can learn…

    Mr Henk Snyman, secretary of the Toolmaking Association of South Africa, said that, “It is common knowledge that government policy says that we must reindustrialise the country. The Manufacturing Industry in South Africa is hovering at 11.12% of the… more...
    Editor 190
  • An artist’s impression of the Coega OEM Complex comprising vehicle assembly halls and shared service infrastructure in Zone 2 of the Coega Industrial Development with the adjacent Port of Ngqura in the background. - Visual courtesy: The Workplace Architects
    Oct 17, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Coega announces OEM complex for Nelson Mandela Bay

    The Coega Development Corporation (CDC), operator of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), announced it will establish a Multi Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) complex for the automotive assembly and components manufacturing sectors in… more...
    Editor 110
  • G.U.D. Filters celebrates 65 years of Great Engine Protection
    Oct 13, 2014 aBr Buzz

    G.U.D. Filters celebrates 65 years of Great…

    G.U.D. Filters, a Proudly South African icon, celebrates its 65th year of manufacturing premium automotive filters. The much loved filter brand officially began their great engine protection in 1949 and started manufacturing oil filters and fuel… more...
    Editor 189
  • Johnson Controls celebrates two decades of success in democratic South Africa
    Oct 10, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Johnson Controls celebrates two decades of…

    As South Africa vehicle exports rise above 30,000 in a single month, Johnson Controls is celebrating its 20 years of successful business in South Africa. The company is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, floor consoles, door… more...
    Editor 245
  • Luvolwethu Qabo (Health, Safety, Security & Environment) Graduate is ensuring that the sewing operators’ safety glasses are in place in a Trim Plant.
    Oct 10, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Johnson Controls South Africa offers fast-track…

    South Africa's automotive industry exported more than 30,000 vehicles during September, a substantial improvement over the same month last year. The industry remains one of the economy's vital sectors, accounting for 11% of exports by value and 6%… more...
    Editor 230
  • Lance Schultz has been appointed MD of the AIDC Eastern Cape.
    Oct 10, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Auto body gets a head

    The appointment of a MD at the AIDC Eastern Cape, an agency of Provincial government, commissioned to assist industry become more globally competitive, is the final step in the full de-coupling of the two AIDC regional entities. Schultz, who served… more...
    Editor 175
  • Fuchs launches TITAN CARGO MC 10W40
    Oct 06, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Fuchs launches TITAN CARGO MC 10W40

    Drain Interval Doubled TITAN CARGO MC 10W-40 is a long-life, fuel-economy engine oil for all diesel engines with and without turbocharger in trucks, buses and industrial machinery. The SAE Class 10W-40 ensures reliable all-season use, suitable for… more...
    Editor 205
  • NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE SEPTEMBER 2014 SOUTH AFRICAN NEW VEHICLE SALE
    Oct 02, 2014 aBr Buzz

    NAAMSA COMMENT ON THE SEPTEMBER 2014 SOUTH…

    In amplification of the new vehicle sales statistics for the month of September, 2014 – released today for public consumption via the website of the Department of Trade & Industry – the Association commented that, following resilience in new vehicle… more...
    Editor 220
  • Automechanika Frankfurt
    Sep 29, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt fizzes

    It comes around every two years, and never ceases to amaze. When I first visited the show in 1988, the variety of parts on display knocked my socks off, and each time I revisit the reinvention of Automechanika Frankfurt continues to bare my feet.… more...
    Austin Gamble 264
  • Automechanika Frankfurt 2014
    Sep 25, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Automechanika: by the numbers

    The 23rd Automechanika from 16 to 20 September 2014 was once again an outstanding showcase for innovations from the international aftermarket. This year, around 140,000 trade visitors from 173 countries, one in four of them from the workshop sector,… more...
    Motoring staff 251
  • Zietlow's Challnge4 team, together with Volkswagen, have never failed at an endurance driving world record
    Sep 22, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Federal-Mogul proud sponsor of record driving…

    Adventure driver Rainer Zietlow is seeking his eighth world record title this September in the Cape-to-Cape Challenge, which involves a 18 000 km drive from Northkapp, Norway, to Cape Town, South Africa – within the space of just 12 days. Zietlow’s… more...
    Editor 323
  • Partinform Mamelodi
    Sep 17, 2014 Partinform

    Form, Fit and function

    By Tristan Wiggill No attendee felt like a spare part when the well-oiled and squeak-free Partinform training machine rolled into Mamelodi, Pretoria in mid-September for two days of parts information sharing and parts fitment training. Without… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 216
  • (left to right) Roland Bosse, Merchandise & Inventory Optimisation Executive, Autozone; Red Shuttleworth, CEO, G.U.D. Holdings; Wayne Grews, CEO, Autozone and Ian Law, Group Sales and Marketing Director, G.U.D. Holdings
    Sep 16, 2014 aBr Buzz

    G.U.D. Holdings recognised at prestigious…

    AutoZone recognised G.U.D. Filters for the 2nd consecutive year with the esteemed Supplier of the Year Award. The award ceremony took place on 11 September 2014 at an exclusive venue in Gauteng. “We are very pleased to take home the AutoZone… more...
    Editor 332
  • Vehicle components division renamed to create platform to drive growth of premium brands
    Sep 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Vehicle components division renamed to create…

    Federal Mogul’s ongoing strategy has moved on to its next step with the official announcement of the company’s renaming of its vehicle components division. As of March 22, the division will be known as Federal-Mogul Motorparts. Federal Mogul Holding… more...
    Editor 339
  • Sep 09, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Braking News

    Have you downloaded the latest version of Brakebook yet? Don’t delay, download it for FREE and get the very latest catalogue data and user-friendly search options (Textar Article No., OE No., Reference No.). The Brakebook App targets the… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 366
  • SKF's Eddie Martens
    Sep 09, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SKF imparts knowledge

    SKF is committed to ‘equipping the world with SKF knowledge’ because this global bearings and engineering solutions specialist believes in the importance of sharing knowledge with industry and customers around the world. “SKF has therefore always… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 406
  • Sep 08, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SAAW AFRICA’S PREMIER AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING…

    Join decision makers, international delegations and the continents leading manufacturers at South Africa’s premier event for the automotive and related services sector. The South African Automotive Week, a B2B trade platform for automotive buyers… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 381
  • GUD Golf Day
    Sep 08, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Raising funds for a G.U.D. cause

    Over 100 loyal distributors, customers and suppliers teed off at the G.U.D. Holdings Annual Charity Golf Day on 28 August 2014. The idyllic backdrop of blue skies and sunshine set the scene as the golfers got the game underway at the renowned… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 404
  • fake bearings
    Sep 04, 2014 aBr Buzz

    The counterfeit conundrum

    Our Right to Repair series of articles has focused on many areas, primarily the right of a consumer to choose his or her repairer, and to make this choice from an informed base. Therein lies the problem, because consumers are sometimes vulnerable… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 627
  • Auto Africa Zambia delegates
    Sep 03, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Zambia plays its part

    By Tristan Wiggill aBr and a large South African aftermarket contingent packed their bags and hightailed it to the Chinese-built New Government Complex in Lusaka, Zambia, for the inaugural Auto Africa Automotive Aftermarket Conference and Exhibition… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 525
  • SAAW logo
    Sep 01, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SA AUTOMOTIVE WEEK EVENTS

    The South African automotive industry will gather once again at South African Automotive Week, hosted every two years. Build your brand, boost sales and network with policy makers and industry stakeholders including existing and future clients by… more...
    Editor 379
  • Aug 27, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Holts SEALit now available

    Holts SEALit is a coolant repair that permanently seals leaks in engines, cylinder heads, head gaskets, freeze plugs and water pump gaskets. It also repairs radiators, heater cores and hoses. The new formulation means there is no need to drain or… more...
    Motoring staff 445
  • Aug 26, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Midas Group Industry Awards: Spirit of Partnership

    The 2014 Midas Group Supplier Acknowledgement and Appreciation Awards Evening took place on 21 August at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park. For various reasons, this evening has become an automotive aftermarket industry event not to be missed. Check out… more...
    Austin Gamble 655
  • Aug 26, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Brazil Auto Parts at Automechanika

    Brazil is the world's 4th largest vehicle consumer market with a 44-million strong vehicle fleet and 29 manufacturer brands, supported by a complete auto parts supply chain. When acquiring Brazil Auto Parts, you rely on trusted partners with… more...
    Motoring staff 560
  • Aug 26, 2014 Partinform

    Partinform to satisfy Africa’s aftermarket hunger

    By Tristan Wiggill The inaugural Auto Africa Zambia 2014, to be held at the New Government Complex in Lusaka, Zambia, on 28 and 29 August in conjunction with Partinform, will go some way to satisfy the immense hunger for knowledge and information on… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 413
  • Midas group further strengthens its position as the leading service provider for motorists across Southern Africa
    Aug 26, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Midas group strengthens its position

    South Africa’s leading distributor and franchisor to the automotive aftermarket, Midas Group, has signed an exclusive distribution and franchise management agreement with Behr Hella Service in South Africa, effective 1 September 2014. “Midas Group… more...
    Editor 516
  • Euro 6 made simple
    Aug 26, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Euro 6 made simple

    Bosch explains: What changes does Euro 6 entail for drivers? From car prices to emissions stickers What is Euro 6? Euro 6 is a European Union regulation that sets emission standards for vehicles. “Euro 6 will make diesel cars as clean as gasoline… more...
    Editor 594
  • Freedom3
    Aug 25, 2014 aBr Buzz

    New found freedom for Chobe game rangers

    By Tristan Wiggill South African electric vehicle conversion company, Freedom Won introduced sections of the media to its latest full-electric creation, the Freedom3 recently. aBr Buzz readers may already be familiar with Freedom2, Theo Callitz’… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 578
  • Aug 19, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Torre Automotive commences Imbizo training…

    Torre Automotive kicked off the first of its national Imbizo (coming together in isiZulu) sales, product and fitment training sessions at the Lakes Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni, Johannesburg on Monday, 18 August. The roadshow will see Torre… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 505
  • Metair secures R1.4 billion in preference shares funding
    Aug 18, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Metair secures R1.4 billion in preference shares…

    and R750 million syndicated revolving credit facility 15 August 2014 - Metair Investments Limited (“Metair” or “the company”), acting through its two wholly owned subsidiaries Inalex Proprietary Limited and Nikisize Proprietary Limited, successfully… more...
    Editor 397
  • Silkolene Gaining Market Share as a Motorcycle Lubricant
    Aug 12, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Silkolene Gaining Market Share as a Motorcycle…

    Fuchs Lubricants, the world’s largest independent lubricants company, is expanding its Silkolene lubricants product range for the motorcycle market. “The Silkolene range is designed to meet the specific needs of both the bike and rider. Dedicated… more...
    Editor 618
  • Lifting the Veil
    Aug 12, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Lifting the Veil

    How does a country built industrial capacity? And how does it lose it, indeed actively destroy it? The veil on SA efforts was partly lifted recently when SEIFSA chief economist Henk Langenhoven expressed in a few simple phrases the very intricate… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 558
  • The learners of Zenzele Primary celebrate their new classroom and admin building.
    Aug 08, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Generous donation by G.U.D. Holdings

    On 5 August 2014 the staff and learners of Zenzele Primary School in Folweni celebrated their new classroom and a prefabricated office building sponsored by G.U.D. Holdings, a leading automotive products manufacturer. According to Mrs. Zodwa… more...
    Editor 598
  • Cooper From the Rough to the Smooth
    Aug 07, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Cooper From the Rough to the Smooth

    Cooper Tyres, known in South Africa for offering an extensive range of premium tyres for 4x4 and SUV vehicles, have announced the introduction of a new ultra-high performance (UHP) passenger tyre – the Cooper Zeon CS Sport. Cooper has been crafting… more...
    Editor 582
  • Peter Luck, Roof of Africa and Olivier Montange, Motul's GM for Europe West, Middle East & Africa upon signing the agreement
    Aug 06, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Roof Of Africa announces new strategic partnership

    Roof of Africa organisers, Extreme Off Road Promotions, announced today that prominent lubricants specialist, Motul, has been appointed as the official lubricant partner for the celebrated Lesotho-based off road motor cycle event. Traditionally held… more...
    Editor 611
  • TKRT 10 - New entry level tachometer from SKF
    Aug 06, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SKF introduces new entry level Tachometer – TKRT…

    The TKRT 10 is SKF’s new entry level tachometer, enabling fast and accurate contact and non-contact speed measurement of rotating objects and surface speeds. “The SKF TKRT 10 tachometer uses either laser or contact measurement for determining… more...
    Editor 600
  • Aug 06, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Gabriel Increases Its Social Presence

    Social media connects people and creates families of likeminded individuals. As Gabriel has been a part of most South African families for over 100 years, they have started to embrace this medium as a primary method of communication along with… more...
    Motoring staff 640
  • Aug 06, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Textar braking new ground

    The Textar team has been busy activating promotions with its wholesale partners, ensuring customer satisfaction with their fitment centre partners and keeping the “greater” Textar team technically up to date with the latest in braking systems and… more...
    Motoring staff 681
  • How will the Rand shape?
    Aug 04, 2014 aBr Buzz

    How will the Rand shape?

    All quiet on the currency front. The Rand is midway and has been for six months in 10.30-10.80:$ territory, a tight range and lengthy stay for a currency that can move 200 cents in any direction and not tell you anything about what comes next during… more...
    Editor 617
  • Red Shuttleworth, CEO of G.U.D. Holdings and Simon Ledgerwood, Managing Director of Precision Press celebrates the new merger.
    Aug 01, 2014 aBr Buzz

    G.U.D. Holdings (Pty) Ltd acquire leading…

    G.U.D. Holdings is pleased to announce the acquisition of Precision Press, a leading manufacturer of automotive metal pressing and sub-assemblies. Precision Press will join the G.U.D. Holdings stable of companies that include premium automotive… more...
    Editor 734
  • Jul 18, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Questions to ask your mechanic

    Car issues, expensive repairs and "those mechanics that ripped me off’ are always hot conversation starters among vehicle owners. So what should you be doing to ensure your vehicle repairs or regular services become hassle-free? Les Mc Master,… more...
    Motoring staff 987
  • Jul 16, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Motorcraft launches specialised oil for hybrids

    Motorcraft has launched a premium-quality passenger car motor oil recommended by Ford Motor Company for 2013 model year and forward hybrid electric vehicles. SAE 0W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil meets engine oil recommendations for Ford,… more...
    Motoring staff 966
  • Jul 16, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Texa diagnostics available from Cayenne group

    The Cayenne group are the official agents of TEXA diagnostics equipment. For twenty years TEXA has been synonymous with automotive diagnostics, with products covering electronic and electrical fault finding, exhaust gas emissions control, vehicle… more...
    Motoring staff 959
  • Jul 15, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Snap-on introduces field service tool boxes

    Launched during the Top Gear festival in Durban, the new Blue Point field service tool boxes from Snap-on fit most ½ ton and one-ton bakkies. The boxes are made from stainless steel and can be specified with either four or eight drawers. Internal… more...
    Motoring staff 1009
  • Jul 14, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Bosch and Motul team up

    Motul is set to continue its expansion in the Southern African automotive market following their appointment as a National Deal Partner to the Bosch Workshop Concept partnership program, namely, Bosch Car Service and Autocrew dealer networks. MOTUL… more...
    Motoring staff 1087
  • Ford Struandale Engine Plant Produced The 3-millionth Engine
    Jul 14, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Ford Struandale Engine Plant Produced The…

    Middle East and Africa President celebrated the 3-millionth unit Big achievement for the Struandale Engine Plant The 3-millionth engine is a 3,2 litre, five-cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine destined for the Ford Ranger PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 11… more...
    Editor 948
  • Every tyre remediated makes a difference
    Jul 14, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Every tyre remediated makes a difference

    REDISA plans to potentially offset 178 500 tonnes of carbon emissions in 2014. A tree can absorb as much as 21.8kg of carbon dioxide per year, and with age, it absorbs even more each year. By the time it reaches 40 years old it will have consumed 1… more...
    Editor 1024
  • Weekend Warrior Launches Free 4x4 Training
    Jul 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Weekend Warrior Launches Free 4x4 Training

    Weekend Warrior, an initiative for 4x4 enthusiasts by Torre Automotive to become members of a weekend outdoor club, is to provide free 4x4 training on a monthly basis presented by a range of industry experts. The training will be hosted by the… more...
    Editor 961
  • Tenneco launches its MONROE® IS COOL project in South Africa
    Jul 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Tenneco launches its MONROE® IS COOL project in…

    The international Monroe brand achieved another first in South Africa this month with the launch their international Monroe Is Cool project in Gauteng. Over the next six months this project will reach all corners of South Africa. This project… more...
    Editor 973
  • Engines Donated Towards Training And Development
    Jul 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Engines Donated Towards Training And Development

    Ford donated engines to the Coega Skills and Training Development Centre Four Duratorq TDCi engines donated to aid skills development Ford and Coega committed to investing in local skills development PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 10 July, 2014 - The… more...
    Editor 956
  • Jul 08, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Motoplat puts power in technician’s hands

    POS Service Holland is proud to announce the arrival of two innovative, handheld alternator testers from Motoplat. The Motoplat VC-series starts with the VC-11R “on-car” alternator tester. After connecting the VC-11R to the alternator, the tester… more...
    Motoring staff 1065
  • Jul 08, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Vivo Energy, Bosch sign pan-African partnership…

    Vivo Energy and Bosch have announced a pan-African agreement to expand both companies’ footprint in providing services to their growing customer base. Through the partnership, Vivo Energy and Bosch will bring together their respective expertise in… more...
    Motoring staff 1196
  • 1914 – 2014: SKF South Africa Celebrates a 100 Year Reputation of Excellence
    Jul 07, 2014 aBr Buzz

    1914 – 2014: SKF South Africa Celebrates a 100…

    1914 was a year of many important world firsts - first airline, first plane flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, first colour film and Babe Ruth’s first professional game. 1914, on April 12th, was also the year that ‘SKF South Africa’ first… more...
    Editor 715
  • Top Bridgestone execs move to new jobs
    Jul 03, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Top Bridgestone execs move to new jobs

    Two top players in Bridgestone South Africa have settled into their new jobs in the company. Heading the list is Mike Halforty, South Africa's first-ever homegrown CEO of the local subsidiary of the Japanese company which emerged from small… more...
    Editor 1040
  • New range of OE quality Steering Boot Kits from SKF
    Jun 27, 2014 aBr Buzz

    New range of OE quality Steering Boot Kits from…

    SKF, a global leader in bearing and engineering solutions, recently extended its comprehensive driveline range to the automotive industry with a new complete range of OE quality steering boot kits. SKF VSM (Vehicle Service Market) supplies the… more...
    Editor 820
  • Jun 26, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Project 2002: Mission improbable

    The problem with working to a rigid deadline is that everything compresses into a very small timeframe as it looms, and the risk is that the quality may suffer. Even worse, it makes overshooting the deadline a real possibility and you end up with… more...
    Adrian Burford 941
  • Jun 25, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SA must learn from Australian implosion

    South Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry believes it must learn from the dramatic collapse of the Australian auto sector. National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa (NAACAM) executive director,… more...
    Austin Gamble 790
  • Jun 25, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Control Instruments Automotive becomes Torre…

    A new era has dawned with the recent acquisition of the Control Instruments Group by Torre Industries Limited. A new era of growth, a new era of excitement, and a new era of unleashed potential. With the acquisition of the group (which includes… more...
    Howard Keeg 886
  • Jun 25, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Gearing up for the future

    The right to repair has become the mantra for constitutional rights for motorists around the world. aBr brings our readers a series of interviews with role players in the automotive aftermarket, with the intention to shed some light on this… more...
    Howard Keeg 778
  • Jun 25, 2014 Partinform

    Partinform lights up Elisras

    It was with a sense of irony that I took notice of the generators starting up at the Mogol Club in Ellisras, on a relatively warm evening on 18th June 2014. Or should that be Lephalale, the name by which Ellisras now goes? Originally named as… more...
    Austin Gamble 458
  • Frances Molloy first speaker at Brityrex 2014
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Frances Molloy first speaker at Brityrex 2014

    Tyre campaigner, Frances Molloy, is first speaker announced for TyreTalk seminars at Brityrex 2014 Frances Molloy, the prominent tyre legislation campaigner who is lobbying the UK government to change the law on the sale and fitting of over age… more...
    Editor 675
  • Pioneers from all over the world to make presentations on the ‘Mobility of the Future’ at Automechanika 2014
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Pioneers from all over the world to make…

    Latest developments in a variety of fields including storage technology, charging infrastructure, engines, electronics, lightweight construction, alternative fuels and much moreLocated in the immediate vicinity of the Portalhaus entrance building,… more...
    Editor 674
  • SKF Automotive Range Extension
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SKF Automotive Range Extension

    During this quarter, SKF has launched 144 new kits to improve the coverage on all product lines. This Product Information highlights the latest SKF range extension during Q2 2014. Click here to view more...
    Editor 670
  •   The Top Selling Dynamic W204 C Class Was Manufactured By Highly Skilled Employees At The Award Winning Mercedes Benz South Africa Production Plant In East London
    Jun 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa production plant takes…

    East London manufacturing facility takes silver in the J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study (Europe-Africa region), a sixth consecutive year in the award rankings. Out of Africa, for the World: Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) plant proves once… more...
    Editor 659
  • Diesel effect fuel additive improves ,maintains and keeps the fuel system clean
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Diesel effect fuel additive improves ,maintains…

    Fuchs Lubricants has developed a new range of MAINTAIN workshop and service-coolant additives, brake fluids and fuel additives. MAINTAIN Diesel Effect is a fuel additive for improving the properties of diesel fuel for single and constant dosage. It… more...
    Editor 738
  • Car parts: cheaper is not always better
    Jun 17, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Car parts: cheaper is not always better

    When booking a car in for a service or for repairs, few of us are prepared for the shock when we realise the cost of the replacement parts. Depending on what dealership or garage you take your car to, these costs can vary because different types of… more...
    Motor Industry Workshop Association 654
  • SKF Sweden assembly plant uses SKF actuators
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SKF Sweden assembly plant uses SKF actuators

    Bearing testimony to ultimate product confidence Global leader in bearings and engineering solutions, SKF, combines linear guidance systems and linear driving technology into one system, setting the industry benchmark in turnkey actuation system… more...
    Editor 673
  • No adapter required!
    Jun 11, 2014 aBr Buzz

    No adapter required!

    New Motodrive gear motors with a direct dedicated standard IEC fitment The new Motodrive range of inline helical and shaft mounted helical gear motors with a direct dedicated standard IEC fitment is footprint interchangeable with other European… more...
    Editor 610
  • South Africa must learn from Australia’s auto industry implosion
    Jun 10, 2014 aBr Buzz

    South Africa must learn from Australia’s auto…

    Australian adviser to present learnings in South Africa South Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry believes it must learn from the dramatic collapse of the Australian auto sector. National Association of Automotive Components and Allied… more...
    Editor 644
  • Jun 06, 2014 aBr Buzz

    New battery testers from DHC

    The DHC Speciality Corp, now celebrating 10 years in the country, has introduced two new digital battery testers. The first of these is the BT 521, which is designed for Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) as well as AGM battery diagnostics. This… more...
    Motoring staff 703
  • Jun 05, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Project 2002: Full steam ahead

    Sometimes when I get frustrated I just have to look at pictures from the middle of 2013, with the donor shell for BMW 2002 Youth Project on the trailer next to my own Boston Green version. We’ve made loads of progress, even if at times it seems to… more...
    Adrian Burford 690
  • Jun 05, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Automechanika Johannesburg 2015 Dates Announced

    How time flies. It seems like yesterday that the inaugural Automechanika Johannesburg was held in 2009, and yet at a breakfast function on 29 May 2014 at the Johannesburg Country Club, Auckland Park, the fourth edition’s dates were announced. The… more...
    Austin Gamble 778
  • Technica bridging the gap and facilitating growth of local cyber security skills
    Jun 05, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Technica bridging the gap and facilitating growth…

    Technica, provider of easily accessible and internationally accredited e-learning solutions, aims to redefine skills development in South Africa through the provision of interactive multi-media training, tailored to the South African marketplace.… more...
    Editor 616
  • Lead acid batteries – a recycling success story
    Jun 03, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Lead acid batteries – a recycling success story

    When you think of the most commonly recycled products in the world, things like cans, glass and newspaper might spring to mind. However, it is a little known fact that something as seemingly unrecyclable as a lead acid battery is actually among the… more...
    Editor 765
  • Electronic suspension preferred over conventional suspension in all tested situations
    Jun 03, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Electronic suspension preferred over conventional…

    Tenneco Inc. recently published results of a survey showing that consumers experience a feeling of increased comfort, control and safety when driving cars equipped with intelligent (electronically-adjusted) suspension systems versus the same cars… more...
    Editor 818
  • May 30, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Castrol Edge boosted with Titanium FST

    Castrol has caused a stir through the launch of its new strongest oil ever, Castrol EDGE boosted with TITANIUM FST™. Designed to double its film strength, prevent oil film breakdown and reduce friction, TITANIUM FST™ physically changes the way oil… more...
    Motoring staff 1159
  • May 28, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Booysens motor mechanic wins big

    Hayward Lai, a motor mechanic from Booysens, took home the big prize of a Samsung Galaxy S4 valued at R8 500 in a filter service kit promotion by G.U.D. Filters and AutoZone. Hayward is one of six winners so far to walk away with the fantastic prize… more...
    Motoring staff 638
  • May 28, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Walker tweaks DPF range

    Tenneco is expanding its aftermarket Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) range and realigning it under the Walker Evolution name. Walker “EVO S” silicon carbide filters match the technology used by many vehicle manufacturers, while “EVO C” units, which… more...
    Motoring staff 647
  • May 27, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Tenneco introduces TADIS

    Tenneco is in the process of rolling out a vast technical knowledge resource known as TADIS, a free digital technical information system created for Tenneco’s aftermarket customers. TADIS, short for Technician’s Advanced Digital Information System,… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 717
  • May 27, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Technica Online gets revamp

    The new-look Technica Online website is now live. “We have been working hard to bring the very best in online training courses together with a host of new features designed to make this resource the most valuable place on the Internet for our… more...
    Motoring staff 685
  • Personality Cult
    May 26, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Personality Cult

    What we have in common with our natural brethren in the wild is the personality cult. All focus who is in and who is out. Alpha males and females to the front while the rest hold their breath. Not only do the Alphas enforce relative rank and… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 641
  • SA Corporate Well-being
    May 26, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SA Corporate Well-being

    With so much focus on party politics, strike demands and the protest about poor service delivery, or otherwise about disappointing economic performance, and the hardship this implies for many households, high performance niches tend to shift into… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 636
  • Resource Allocation 101
    May 26, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Resource Allocation 101

    It is a simple assumption. Companies, as owners of the business, decide on resource allocation. But what if there are others who have an entirely different sense of resource allocation? What happens to the business? One assumes business owners come… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 609
  • SA interest rates
    May 22, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SA interest rates

    It is true that at the last SARB monetary policy meeting, Governor Marcus very firmly indicated SA to be in a rising interest rate cycle. At the same time it was made equally clear that any interest rate decisions will be taken opportunistically,… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 609
  • Automechanika Frankfurt firmly committed to helping young people via an extensive range of basic and advanced training courses at the fair
    May 21, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Automechanika Frankfurt firmly committed to…

    From 16 to 20 September 2014, students, trainees, instructors and employees in the automobile trade will find a wide range of information and courses for basic and advanced training at Automechanika Frankfurt. In the Galleria, the glass structure… more...
    Editor 647
  • SingEx-ECI to sponsor new NTDA Marketing Initiative Award
    May 21, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    SingEx-ECI to sponsor new NTDA Marketing…

    SingEx-ECI, the owner and organiser of Brityrex International, has confirmed that it is to sponsor a new award at this year’s NTDA Tyre Industry Awards. The Marketing Initiative Award will recognise originality and creativity in the marketing and… more...
    Editor 1142
  • May 19, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    FUCHS Acquires LUBRITENE Group's Business

    Mannheim, Germany-based FUCHS PETROLUB announced last Wednesday that it has acquired the lubricants business of LUBRITENE and LUBRASA in South Africa and Australia. According to FUCHS, the acquisition was primarily made to obtain access to product… more...
    Motoring staff 1218
  • Thinking Pink with Willard Batteries
    May 19, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Thinking Pink with Willard Batteries

    Willard Batteries has been on a roll of late, pushing the boundaries both in terms of its battery technology and its social commitment. Last year, Willard Batteries launched the Willard IQ range which focused on exploring and capturing different… more...
    Editor 1238
  • Weekend Warrior take title sponsorship of the 4x4 night experience
    May 19, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Weekend Warrior take title sponsorship of the 4x4…

    The inaugural 4x4 Night Experience off-road event will take place on Saturday the 7th June 2014 at the Hennops Off Road Trail starting at 17h00. The title sponsor is Weekend Warrior, encompassing HDP shocks, Vision X LED lights, Warn winches, and… more...
    Editor 1195
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