Africa

PSA may take low-cost step with Moroccan outsourcing

Nov. 6, 2014 15:36 CET
PSA will open an engineering center in Morocco and may build cars in the country as part of CEO Carlos Tavares' plan to reduce costs and return the automaker to profit, sources said....
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Renault mulls engine plant in Morocco to serve growing car production

Oct. 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Renault is considering building engines in Morocco to serve growing production in the country and trim costs....
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Porsche returns to Kenya to tap expanding economy

Sept. 6, 2014 06:15 CET
Porsche is returning to Kenya after a seven-year break as it seeks to take advantage of the country's expanding economy....
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Ford wins dismissal in U.S. of claims it aided apartheid

9:19 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2014
Ford won dismissal of a lawsuit claiming the company aided South Africa's apartheid regime, with a judge saying it couldn't be sued in the U.S. over actions of their units overseas....
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Ford looks to build factories in fast-growing African markets

6:34 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014
Ford plans to expand its manufacturing plants in Africa, where the automaker is introducing models such as the Mustang and forecasts industrywide sales will grow 40 percent by 2020....
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GM, Toyota plan to resume production in South Africa

4:07 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
GM and Toyota plan to resume production on Tuesday in South Africa and the nation's largest union agreed to end a four-week strike in the metals sector after accepting a wage increase offer from employers....
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South African union said to reject wage deal to end strike, resume car output

9:49 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2014
South Africa's biggest union will probably reject the latest pay offer from employers to end a three-week strike that has idled light-vehicle output and other manufacturing because of a clause related to workplace bargaining, a union official said....
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PSA to start Nigeria production this year

July 18, 2014 06:01 CET
PSA will start producing cars in Nigeria this year through a local
 manufacturing partner. Rival Renault-Nissan began SUV output in Africa's largest economy in April....
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Ford readies product push in fast-growing Africa, Middle East

12:34 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2014
Ford plans to introduce 25 new models by 2016 in Africa and the Middle East, where it projects the driving age population will grow 31 percent by 2023 to 1.7 billion people....
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Nissan latest automaker to suspend South Africa production amid strike

8:18 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2014
Nissan joined carmakers including Toyota and Ford in halting production in South Africa as a strike by metalworkers cut auto-component supplies....
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South African metalworkers employers withdraw wage offer

7:07 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2014
South Africa's steel and engineering employers group withdrew a "final" wage offer made to the striking NUMSA union. The strike has affected production at Ford, Toyota and GM....
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Toyota, Ford halt output in South Africa as strike spreads

7:49 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Toyota and Ford are suspending production at South African plants as a two-week strike in the manufacturing industry disrupts the supply of components....
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Ford says it remains committed to South Africa despite strikes

12:13 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2014
Ford has a long-term commitment to South Africa, its regional head said, playing down any concerns about strikes that an engineering federation said had prompted the carmaker to consider pulling out of the country....
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GM says it can weather South Africa supplier strike for medium term

7:52 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Workers at components factories supplying General Motors' South African plant remained on strike today but the automaker said it had sufficient inventory for both domestic and export customers for the medium term....
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GM halts South Africa production after wage talks collapse

6:57 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2014
Wage talks to end an indefinite strike by more than 220,000 metalworkers in South Africa failed Thursday as the stoppage forced General Motors to halt output at its vehicle-assembly plant....
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Rolls-Royce recruits former Chery executive

May 9, 2014 06:01 CET
Rolls-Royce named Brett Soso, a former executive at China carmaker Chery, as regional director for the Middle East, Africa and South America....
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Fiat Chrysler targets Europe, Africa, Mideast for double-digit sales growth

4:18 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to introduce 34 new or redesigned models to its portfolio in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and is targeting an overall 27 percent increase in sales in those regions by 2018....
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Ford faces renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses

11:58 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2014
Ford and IBM will again have to face a federal lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses decades ago in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases....
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Into Africa: Toyota taps last emerging market

8:35 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Toyota President Akio Toyoda visited Kenya for the first time last fall, touring Toyota's knockdown production plant and Toyota Group companies. His trip highlights a new reality for Toyota and rivals from Europe to China: Africa is the last untapped emerging market. And carmakers are jostling for position there....
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Officials bust vehicle fraud ring

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
An international crime ring that fraudulently acquired vehicles from Canadian dealerships, drove them into the United States and shipped them to western Africa is being thwarted by a cooperative effort, authorities say....
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U.S. judge dismisses apartheid claims against Daimler

7:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
A U.S. judge on Thursday said Daimler AG cannot be held liable for allegedly aiding and abetting South Africa's former apartheid government in race-based attacks and injustices. She declined, however, to immediately dismiss related claims against Ford...
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Auto industry remembers Mandela; 'an inspiration and example to us all'

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary and civil rights icon, died Thursday at age 95, and the auto industry joined the rest of the world in remembering him....
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PSA IN CRISIS: SPECIAL REPORT

Peugeot 504: A French warhorse in Africa

Dec. 4, 2013 13:04 CET
PSA may be struggling to find its way but the Peugeot 504 wagon is still going strong on some of the world's most treacherous roads in the former French colonies of West Africa....
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