Tag: Africa

Michelin/CFAO distribution deal gets Kenya competition authority approval

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has approved Michelin’s bid to form a tyre distribution joint venture with Toyota Kenya’s parent firm CFAO to sell tyres in Kenya and Uganda.

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BestDrive expands across Southern Africa

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

BestDrive, the franchise tyre retail fitment division of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), is one of the fastest-growing networks in Southern Africa. The tyre retailer currently has 149 BestDrive dealers across Southern Africa, located in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.

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Transaid announces dates for Cycle Malawi 2020

Transaid announces dates for Cycle Malawi 2020

17th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Transaid is inviting riders from across the transport and logistics industry to saddle up for Cycle Malawi 2020 – its next overseas fundraising challenge.

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Ford starts exporting cars from South Africa to Europe

Ford starts exporting cars from South Africa to Europe

3rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its vehicle export operations by adopting a multi-port strategy with the first shipment of 1000 locally assembled Ford Rangers from Port Elizabeth to markets in Europe.

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Marangoni acquires Leader Rubber majority shareholding

Marangoni acquires Leader Rubber majority shareholding

12th February 2019 | 0 Comments

The Marangoni Group has acquired a majority shareholding, 51 per cent, in the South African tread maker Leader Rubber Company SA (Pty) Ltd. The move is the latest development in the decade-long partnership between Leader Rubber and Marangoni. The Italian company acquired a 25 per cent share in the company in 2015, a move it described as the “culmination of a partnership that has been ongoing for several years.”

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Superdoll Zambia gains mine safety accreditation

4th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Superdoll OTR Retreading plant in Ndola, Zambia has been granted accreditation for OTR retreaded tyre distribution after going through all required documentation, company profile and records, according to Superdoll country manager Vick Nachson.

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Goodyear South Africa’s new HQ

Goodyear South Africa’s new HQ

31st August 2018 | 0 Comments

While Goodyear celebrates '120 Years of Innovation' in 2018, in South Africa the company is also celebrating moving to a new headquarters at the Hertford Office Park in Midrand. Goodyear South Africa has consolidated its Johannesburg-based offices to support the dompany's business strategy of business simplification, increased efficiencies and enabling effective employee engagement.

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Tyrexpo Africa 2018 confirms Nexen, Nankang, Doublestar and more

Tyrexpo Africa 2018 confirms Nexen, Nankang, Doublestar and more

2nd February 2018 | 0 Comments

With just over two months to go before Tyrexpo Africa 2018 opens in Johannesburg, South Africa in early April, Singapore-based organiser SingEx has confirmed the participation of several global brands in the tyre, tyre repair equipment and tyre accessories. More than 100 international companies will be exhibiting at the event, with what the organiser describes as a significant number making their debut at the exhibition.

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Sanchini Bridgestone’s sales director for MEA

24th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Stefano Sanchini has been appointed sales director for Bridgestone in the Middle East & Africa region. He joins Bridgestone from Goodyear, and although the tyre maker only recently announced his appointment, Sanchini has been with Bridgestone since August 2017.

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Transaid launches “biggest ever” cycle challenge

Transaid launches “biggest ever” cycle challenge

23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

International development organisation Transaid has launched its biggest ever cycle challenge, inviting riders from across the industry to saddle up and take on an epic 972-mile journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 2019 – with options for teams of riders to share the challenge.

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Superdoll Zambia gains ISO 9001-2015

Superdoll Zambia gains ISO 9001-2015

2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

The Superdoll OTR tyre retreading and repair plant, purportedly the largest OTR retreading plant in the world and located in Ndola Copperbelt was recently awarded the Certificate in Quality Management System based on ISO 9001-2015. The Certification audit was conducted by the Zambian Bureau of Standards (ZABS) from 4 to 5 April 2017. The ZABS Certification Decision Committee, met and approved the award of Certificate of Quality Management System.

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Deshpande announced as Cooper Tire’s sales director for Africa

Deshpande announced as Cooper Tire’s sales director for Africa

13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. has appointed Amit Deshpande its sales director for Africa. In this position, he is responsible for supporting product development with region-specific specifications and identifying sales leads within the region.

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New Algerian tyre plant to feature Cimcorp logistics automation

New Algerian tyre plant to feature Cimcorp logistics automation

27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Cimcorp has received an order to supply logistics automation facilities to a brand-new tyre plant in Algeria. The factory is a new venture for the Algerian consumer electronics and household appliances group, Saterex. With huge growth in sales of products marketed under its leading ‘Iris’ brand, Saterex is diversifying into tyre manufacture. The new plant is being built in Setif, 300 km east of Algiers, and will be the first tyre factory in Algeria since Michelin Group closed its plant in the capital in 2013.

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Public offer: Michelin, SIFCA looking to wholly acquire rubber producer SIPH

22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Acting in concert with Ivory Coast-based company SIFCA, Michelin has opened a simplified cash public tender offer through its 99.99 per cent-owned subsidiary Compagnie Financière Michelin SCmA (CFM) to acquire the 841,285 shares in natural rubber company Société Internationale de Plantations d'Hévéas (SIPH) not currently held by the two parties. Michelin states that it and SIFCA will pay 85 euros for each share in the West Africa-based rubber producer and marketer.

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Magna Tyres appoints Muktar Barrie as sales manager West-Africa

Magna Tyres appoints Muktar Barrie as sales manager West-Africa

20th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Magna Tyres Group has named Muktar Barrie as sales manager for the French-speaking countries in West-Africa effective 1 July. In his new position he has taken on the responsibility for growing the Magna Tyres market presence and will focus on developing strong customer relationships.

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