Africa

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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GM will open Singapore headquarters to back emerging-market thrust

Nov. 13, 2013 08:04 CET
General Motors will open a new headquarters in Singapore headed by former Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby to oversee markets including Southeast Asia and India....
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Porsche seeks to rev up Africa sales

Nov. 7, 2013 17:19 CET
Porsche is looking for investors to set up showrooms across Africa where the ultra-wealthy class is burgeoning as economies flourish....
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Daimler will increase Mercedes output in South Africa despite labor unrest

Oct. 17, 2013 12:15 CET
Daimler will invest in South Africa to boost output of the Mercedes C class, despite recent auto industry strikes that cost carmakers an estimated $2 billion....
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Porsche aims to enter 15 new countries by 2020

Oct. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Porsche is looking to enter 15 new countries by the end of the decade, mainly in Africa, as it seeks to boost growth in developing markets....
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Renault-Nissan plans production in Nigeria

Oct. 9, 2013 10:47 CET
Renault-Nissan plans to build vehicles in Nigeria with a local partner as Nissan prepares to make the country a significant manufacturing hub in Africa, CEO Carlos Ghosn said....
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Renault expands Morocco plant to meet strong Dacia demand in Europe

Oct. 9, 2013 11:54 CET
Renault is expanding Dacia production at its plant in Tangier, Morocco, to help meet strong demand in Europe for the Sandero, the carmaker's top-selling model in the region....
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30,000 South African auto workers to return to work after winning raises

6:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
About 30,000 South African auto industry employees began returning to work today after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa accepted a wage offer from companies to end a monthlong strike....
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South Africa union ends four-week strike in supplier sector

Oct. 7, 2013 14:12 CET
South African trade union NUMSA said it has reached a deal to end a strike in the supplier sector that has hampered car production already hit by previous industrial action at automakers including BMW, Ford and GM....
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Renault begins work on Algeria plant

Oct. 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Renault started construction of a plant in Algeria to expand its presence in North Africa where car sales are expected to rise by more than 100,000 in the next two years....
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