Africa / Middle East http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/573181/more en Automakers Withstanding South Africa Labor Strife http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife <div class="field-byline"> Bill Corcoran </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Industry representative Nico Vermuelen says he believes most automakers are in South Africa to stay, as the country has a relatively developed economy and can be used as a base for selling cars in the rest of Africa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/automakers-withstanding-south-africa-labor-strife#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Suppliers South Africa BMW Ford General Motors Mercedes Employment Globalization Labor & Human Resources Logistics OE-Supplier Relations Production Trade National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa South Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:12:00 +0000 989591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Locally built</strong> <strong>Hilux South Africa&rsquo;s best-selling vehicle in 2013.</strong></p> South Africa Company Buys Stake in China's Great Wall http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-company-buys-stake-chinas-great-wall <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Super Group, a South African logistics company, now owns a 50.1% stake in Great Wall, Africa's leading automotive exporter.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/south-africa-company-buys-stake-chinas-great-wall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Africa / Middle East South Africa Finance Restructuring Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:01:00 +0000 969981 at http://wardsauto.com Technology Roundup http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-28 <div class="node-body article-body">Toshiba chip helps EVs replicate engine noise; AT&T welcomes Qualcomm to Atlanta R&D complex; Elektrobit recorder extends driver-assist test data from desktop to tablet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-28" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-amp-technology/technology-roundup-28#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. South Africa United Kingdom Hyundai Electric Vehicles Flex-Fuel Vehicles Instrument Panel Li-ion Navigation Systems Pedestrian Protection Product Development Transmissions Video AT&T Atmel Celgard Drive System Design Elektrobit Hyundai MNSOFT ISO Maxim Integrated Products Qualcomm Toshiba Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:07:00 +0000 962901 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai software updates maps in near-real time.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-97 <div class="node-body article-body">Magna, Chinese partner for front-end-module JV; Chevy sources brake, chassis components from Grede North American foundries; Engineering students have designs on €100,000 top prize in Valeo competition.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-97" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-97#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil China U.S. France Russia Bosch Chevrolet Land Rover Magna Valeo Body Component Future Products Global Sources Globalization OE-Supplier Relations Purchashing Taillamps Vehicle Assembly AD Plastik Glohh Guangneng Rongneng Henniges ThyssenKrupp Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:10:00 +0000 958421 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Henniges, Croatian supplier seal deal for Russian production.</strong></p> Toyota to Expand South Africa Operations Despite Auto Strikes Last Year http://wardsauto.com/toyota-expand-south-africa-operations-despite-auto-strikes-last-year <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Wage-related stoppages in 2013 prompted BMW to say it was freezing expansion plans in the country and left others in a sector that accounts for 6% of GDP considering how much to invest there.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/toyota-expand-south-africa-operations-despite-auto-strikes-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East South Africa Vehicle Assembly Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:53:00 +0000 946461 at http://wardsauto.com Algeria Welcoming European, Chinese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/algeria-welcoming-european-chinese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Between its Renault and Dacia brands, Renault Group was the largest player in Algeria in 2013 with 111,378 deliveries and 26.2% market share. The French automaker also is the first company to manufacture cars in the country.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/algeria-welcoming-european-chinese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-amp-production/algeria-welcoming-european-chinese-automakers#comments Premium Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Algeria Egypt Morocco Dacia FAW Mercedes Peugeot Renault Sales & Marketing Capacity Utilization Globalization Local Content Trade Vehicle Assembly Arcofina Exports Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik SNVI Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:31:00 +0000 938231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Production launch of Symbol sedan slated for November.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-89 <div class="node-body article-body">Chinese polymer manufacturer expands; BMW leather-trim supplier sold; Ohio law targets counterfeit airbags.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-89" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-89#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Asia Pacific Supply Chain Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America China U.S. South Africa BMW JCI Lincoln Mini Airbags Capacity Utilization Laws/Law Enforcement Plastic Seats Vehicle Interiors Automotive Leather China XD Plastics Exco Technologies fiberglass Gov. John Kasich Weyerhaeuser Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:45:00 +0000 920771 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tree-based material supplants fiberglass in &rsquo;14 MKX console armrest.</strong></p> Ford Plans Middle East and Africa Product Onslaught http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/ford-plans-middle-east-and-africa-product-onslaught <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ford currently sells about 200,000 vehicles a year throughout the Middle East and Africa, capturing a little more than 5% market share.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/ford-plans-middle-east-and-africa-product-onslaught" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/ford-plans-middle-east-and-africa-product-onslaught#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Africa / Middle East Africa - Regional Middle East - Regional Ford Globalization Sales Results Tue, 05 Nov 2013 09:40:00 +0000 882581 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Ford EcoSport small CUV currently on display at Dubai International Auto Show.</strong></p> Renault-Nissan Inks Pact With Stallion for Nigerian Assembly http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/renault-nissan-inks-pact-stallion-nigerian-assembly <div class="node-body article-body">The French-Japanese automaker will build vehicles in Lagos, Nigeria, with its local distributor, beginning with the Nissan Patrol SUV next spring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/renault-nissan-inks-pact-stallion-nigerian-assembly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-amp-strategy/renault-nissan-inks-pact-stallion-nigerian-assembly#comments Public Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East Nigeria Nissan Renault Globalization Vehicle Assembly Carlos Ghosn Egypt Kenya Lagos Nigeria Nigerian Nissan patrol Renault-Nissan South Africa Stallion Group West Africa Wed, 09 Oct 2013 13:50:00 +0000 861961 at http://wardsauto.com <p> <strong>Nissan Patrol SUV to be built in Lagos, Nigeria.</strong></p> BMW Freezes South African Production, Cites "Unstable" Labor Environment http://wardsauto.com/bmw-freezes-south-african-production-cites-unstable-labor-environment <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">Automakers are preparing to resume full production following the end of a 4-week strike by parts makers, but BMW says the walkout should have ended weeks ago.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/bmw-freezes-south-african-production-cites-unstable-labor-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Africa / Middle East South Africa Labor & Human Resources Production Unions Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:37:00 +0000 860261 at http://wardsauto.com