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  • SA AUTOMOTIVE WEEK EVENTS
    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 22
  • 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 78
  • 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 253
  • 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 182
  • 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 125
  • 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 135
  • 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 170
  • 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 189
  • 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 152
  • 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 76
  • 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 182
  • 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 128
  • 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 178
  • 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 163
  • 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 172
  • 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 189
  • 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 230
  • 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 248
  • 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 207
  • 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 313
  • 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 576
  • 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 552
  • 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 548
  • 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 594
  • 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 678
  • 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 537
  • 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 616
  • 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 556
  • 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 562
  • 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 549
  • 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 639
  • 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 721
  • 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 524
  • 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 612
  • 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 422
  • 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 544
  • 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 385
  • 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 440
  • 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 365
  • 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 147
  • 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 278
  • 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 277
  • 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 278
  •   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 256
  • 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 277
  • 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 251
  • 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 270
  • 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 225
  • 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 245
  • 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 304
  • 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 310
  • 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 397
  • 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 233
  • 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 361
  • 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 355
  • 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 759
  • 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 260
  • 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 259
  • 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 320
  • 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 298
  • 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 245
  • 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 243
  • 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 216
  • 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 224
  • 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 236
  • 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 752
  • 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 822
  • 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 832
  • 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 815
  • May 16, 2014 Partinform

    Kudos for Kuruman

    Kuruman is a town steeped in religious imagery, which has earned it the name as ‘the fountain of Christianity’ in Africa. This name comes from “Die Oog” (The Eye of Kuruman), which is a geological feature that brings water from deep underground to… more...
    Austin Gamble 257
  • Exhibitors to unveil new technologies at Automotive Engineering Show 2014
    May 16, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Exhibitors to unveil new technologies at…

    Concurrent AES seminar to focus on lowering automotive plant cost Automotive Engineering Show, India’s only trade fair focused on technologies for automotive manufacturing will bring to its visitors the widest variety of automotive automation and… more...
    Editor 782
  • AfriMold joins forces with SA Automotive Week
    May 16, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    AfriMold joins forces with SA Automotive Week

    Two of Africa’s leading manufacturing trade shows; South African Automotive Week (SAAW) and AfriMold have announced a co-hosting agreement for 2014. Both shows will be hosted at Gallagher Convention Centre between 13-17 Octoberat the Gallagher… more...
    Editor 794
  • May 12, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Presenting Your Case

    "There is, I'm sure you'll agree, something fundamentally wrong with an initiative that allows component manufacturers and suppliers to self-certify their products and subsequently describe them as "matching quality" when the physical differences… more...
    Motoring staff 440
  • May 12, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Value of the Automotive Aftermarket

    OEM, OES, P&A, IAM are all acronyms that are bandied about when discussing the automotive parts market, and they need to be understood when deciding where they fit into the giant jigsaw puzzle of parts supply. It is the common belief that OES… more...
    Austin Gamble 362
  • May 12, 2014 aBr Buzz

    The importance of bedding in brakes

    Proper brake pad bedding is often overlooked, but in fact, it is vital to enhance performance and prolonging the life of brake pads and brake discs. In other words, it is imperative to ensure your brake pads get the proper bedding-in if you want… more...
    Motoring staff 374
  • May 12, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Understanding Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)…

    There are two types of throttle devices. The first type is where the driver accelerates by cable, while the other is where the driver accelerates by wire. When a driver accelerates by cable, Potentiometers connected directly to the throttle valve,… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 276
  • May 08, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Big name exhibitors set for bumper Brityrex 2014

    High demand from domestic and international exhibitors is set to make this October’s Brityrex International show in Manchester a bumper event for trade visitors and delegates. October’s Brityrex International show in Manchester a bumper event for… more...
    Motoring staff 892
  • May 07, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Project 2002: Step on the gas!

    Momentum is a lovely thing, and the mechanical build of Project 2002 is finally building up a head of steam! Recent developments at Evolution 2 Motorsport have been exciting - although they have brought their own challenges too. For example, it… more...
    Adrian Burford 319
  • Apr 30, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Fuchs releases Silkolene Pro Chain

    Fuchs Lubricants has made available Silkolene Pro Chain, a fully synthetic racing chain lubricant that produces a clean film designed not to fling off when applied, even when used between races. It incorporates a micronised laminar solid lubricant… more...
    Motoring staff 951
  • Popular Tyre Talk seminars return to Brityrex 2014
    Apr 29, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Tyre Talk seminars return to Brityrex

    Visitors to this October’s Brityrex International will once again have the opportunity to catch up with key business issues at a series of Tyre Talk seminars. Organised and presented in association with show sponsor the NTDA, the free seminars will… more...
    Editor 959
  • Nissan leads the way in vehicle assembly after new Nigeria automotive policy introduction
    Apr 29, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Nissan leads the way in vehicle assembly after…

    Nissan expanding rapidly in high-growth markets, including Africa First “Proudly Nigerian” Nissan Patrol rolls off production line at Lagos plant Nissan Patrol, Almera and NP300 to start mass production in August Nissan became the first major… more...
    Editor 896
  • Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG geared up for further growth
    Apr 29, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Wulf Gaertner Autoparts AG geared up for further…

    New logistics centre at Hamburg headquarters to come into service New additions keep product range growing Improved process efficiency helps keep pace with increasing worldwide demand for quality-tested spare parts Hamburg, 25.03.2014. Gearing up… more...
    Editor 896
  • MEYLE oil change kits for automatic transmissions: Wulf Gaertner Autoparts expands service portfolio
    Apr 29, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    MEYLE oil change kits for automatic transmissions

    New MEYLE kits come with all accessories required for automatic transmission oil change 30 kits catering for than 2,800 vehicle applications Special “made-in-Germany” components ensure seamless maintenance workflows Great opportunity for workshops… more...
    Editor 883
  • Apr 29, 2014 aBr Buzz

    What is a genuine part?

    I have put the word “revolutionary” in quotation marks because the industry is not used to the cart going before the horse. There has always been a gulf between OEM franchised dealers and the automotive aftermarket, based on the line put forward by… more...
    Austin Gamble 339
  • Apr 29, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Tips to Prevent brake squeal

    Most of us would prefer to own a vehicle that provides utmost quietness while driving. Brake squeal is undoubtedly annoying. Imagine driving your car out to work, with the brakes squealing away nonstop. Not only frustrating, it may be worrisome to… more...
    Motoring staff 298
  • SA resists recession slide
    Apr 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    SA resists recession slide

    SA business and consumer confidence remains poor, flirting with recessionary territory. The electricity constraint is debilitating for heavy industry. Strike action hamstrings mining output. Durable consumer goods (cars, furniture, appliances) are… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 251
  • The One-and-Only (scenario)
    Apr 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    The One-and-Only (scenario)

    I got my flu inoculation this past week. An innocent jab in the upper left and that is it for the year. Wonderful invention for those over 50. Likewise, the SARB has started giving us its anti-Yellen inoculation. Only it isn't an innocent jab in the… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 249
  • Cancer Charity Tickled Pink With Bridgestone Cheque
    Apr 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Cancer Charity Tickled Pink With Bridgestone…

    Bridgestone's cheque for a million rand is the biggest once-off donation ever received by breast cancer charity PinkDrive. This was revealed at the official handover of the cheque to PinkDrive founder, Noelene Kotschan. The money was raised from… more...
    Editor 223
  • Peugeot and Citroen Brands – Now one company
    Apr 24, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Peugeot and Citroen Brands – Now one company

    Peugeot South Africa and Citroën South Africa, which have operated independently since the return of the latter brand to SA in 2010, have now been linked to form Peugeot Citroën SA (PCSA), which will strengthen and streamline the French automotive… more...
    Editor 252
  • SP Metal Forgings receives the prestigious Toyota South Africa Motors’ Supplier Award
    Apr 22, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    SP Metal Forgings receives Supplier Award

    SP Metal Forgings, a South African-based company that specialises in the manufacturing of hot forge based precision components for the automotive and non-automotive sectors, has been named the recipient of Toyota South Africa Motors’ Supplier Award… more...
    Editor 985
  • Crabtree under new leadership
    Apr 16, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Crabtree under new leadership

    Power Technologies (Pty) Ltd (Powertech), a wholly owned subsidiary of the JSE-listed Allied Electronics Corporation (Altron), is proud to announce the appointment of Mr James Calmeyer as CEO for its operation Crabtree. The operation will once again… more...
    Editor 929
  • The cat is out of the food bag! SKF does not let sleeping dogs lie when it comes to community projects!
    Apr 15, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    SKF does not let sleeping dogs lie

    SKF South Africa recently surprised the Boksburg SPCA with a welcome donation of food and cash collected and raised by the company’s caring staff members. Global leader in bearings and engineering solutions, SKF, first opened its doors in South… more...
    Editor 1047
  • Covering the world’s largest country is no problem for Volvo Penta aftermarket
    Apr 15, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Covering the world’s largest country is no…

    Is it possible for a component supplier to provide a 17 million-square-kilometer country with adequate aftermarket support coverage? Vsevolod Gavrilov, head of Volvo Penta Russia, talks about how his company is making it work. For Volvo Penta, the… more...
    Editor 996
  • Messe Frankfurt to launch multi-media brand experience at Automechanika
    Apr 14, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Messe Frankfurt to launch multi-media brand…

    Until recently, the archive material of the Automechanika fair was locked away in the northeast tower of the ‘Festhalle’. Now, everyone can explore this wealth of interesting information on the internet at www.automechanika-experience.com. Detlef… more...
    Editor 981
  • Silverline International to highlight Atturo SUV and 4x4 at October’s Brityrex International 2014
    Apr 10, 2014 Buzz Press Release

    Silverline International to highlight Atturo SUV…

    Silverline International, the Warwick-based tyre and wheels distributor, will be making a debut appearance at October's Brityrex International exhibition to highlight its portfolio of exclusive 4x4 and sport utility vehicle (SUV) brands to trade… more...
    Editor 1017
  • Apr 10, 2014 Partinform

    Partinform goes North

    The Partinform juggernaut, with the usual suspects in tow, made what appeared to be a vitally important educational trip to Pretoria North recently as Mabopane locals were schooled in the art of quality parts fitment. Educating is a noble cause in… more...
    Tristan Wiggil 645
  • Apr 10, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Goodyear unwraps new blimp

    Goodyear has unveiled an all-new, state-of-the-art version of its world-famous icon, the Goodyear Blimp. The new airship is larger, faster and more maneuverable than its fleet of predecessors and builds on the tyre manufacturer's legacy as the… more...
    Motoring staff 539
  • Apr 10, 2014 aBr Buzz

    New innovation at VWSA plant

    Volkswagen Group South Africa has installed a new cutting-edge technology that is a first for its Uitenhage-based manufacturing plant. The Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system replaced the old traditional roller conveyor and has dramatically… more...
    Motoring staff 293
  • Apr 09, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Project 2002: Time to panic

    I’m a worried man: with less than three months to go we aren’t nearly halfway done and on current form we’re unlikely to have a finished product for James Burford to drive off in come his 18th birthday… But there’s a man with a plan, and that man is… more...
    Adrian Burford 261
  • Boeredag/Farmers' Day
    Apr 09, 2014 aBr Buzz

    Boeredag/Farmers' Day

    I have found that when you draw a north-south line through the middle of SA, speeches made to the east thereof, in the Far Western Transvaal, northern Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Free State, far Eastern Cape, anywhere in Kwazulu-Natal, there is an… more...
    Cees Bruggemans 258
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