Africa

PSA will open Morocco plant to cut costs, lift emerging market sales

June 19, 2015 15:14 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen unveiled plans to build a Moroccan factory as the carmaker seeks to boost sales in Africa and reduce its reliance on Europe following a brush with bankruptcy. The Morocco-built models are likely to replace the Peugeot 301 and Citroen C-Elysee sedans produced in Spain....
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BMW, Nissan will build charging network in S. Africa to boost EV sales

May 25, 2015 13:44 CET

The South African units of BMW and Nissan will build a national grid of charging stations for electric and plug-in hybrid cars to help expand sales of greener vehicles that could reduce pollution in Africa's top auto market....
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PSA plans factory in low-cost Morocco, report says

May 21, 2015 17:05 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen plans to build a car factory in Morocco to help increase sales in Africa, a report said. The plant would have an initial annual capacity of under 100,000 vehicles and would build vehicles from the middle to lower portion of PSA's product range....
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Volkswagen said to plan car production in Nigeria

Dec. 9, 2014 18:54 CET

VW plans to start assembling cars in Nigeria, joining PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Nissan, which build cars in the country. Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation and is emerging as a key growth driver for the continent....
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Africa's Mobius hopes to kick start domestic output

Dec. 7, 2014 06:01 CET

Led by British entrepreneur Joel Jackson, Mobius Motors aims to overcome the perception that Africa cannot produce a quality vehicle on its own. Mobius has launched an 8,552 euro car to meet the needs of rural Africans....
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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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