Category Archives: OEM

Volvo Financial Services launched in South Africa

By | 2017-11-07

Jens Winkelmann, the country manager for Volvo Financial Services (VFS) South Africa, said he was excited to announce the establishment of Volvo’s own captive finance company in the country. He was speaking at a press conference to announce the opening of VFS in South Africa in Johannesburg today (7 November). VFS South Africa is the first… Read More »

UDTSA plans 2017 truck sales comeback

By | 2017-01-23

UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA), held its 2016 market review and 2017 forecast event last week at the Intercontinental Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport. Company vice president, Gert Swanepoel, kicked off by saying the company had moved to a brand-based organisation on 1 March 2016, despite remaining part of the Volvo Group internationally. “There… Read More »

Uren predicts R2 a litre rise in fuel price

By | 2017-01-18

Isuzu Trucks South Africa director and COO, Craig Uren, predicts a sharp rise in the fuel price in the coming months. He said this while addressing the media at a business breakfast at the Kyalami Raceway in Johannesburg this morning. Reflecting on 2016, he said it had been a tumultuous period that swung between extremes,… Read More »

UD Trucks becomes ‘brand focused’

By | 2016-11-09

Road Transport News attended the UD Trucks Southern Africa Brand Day, held at the revamped Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Johannesburg yesterday. The Japanese brand will continue to entertain several hundred customers at the circuit this week in what promises to be an exhausting, but important relationship exercise. ‘Relationship’ is an operative word for Jacques… Read More »

Hino product changes driven by legislation

By | 2016-08-19

Hino forced to rethink specification From the 1st of December 2016, all commercial vehicles with a GVM of 3 501kg or more must have a pre-selected speed limiter fitted. Hino‘s interpretation of a ‘pre-selected speed limiter’ is a tamper-free speed limiter. This means that its customers and its dealers should not be able to change… Read More »

Aftersales the focus for Hino trucks

By | 2016-08-19

Ernie Trautmann, Hino vice president provided a company update this week at Toyota South Africa’s head office in Johannesburg. “Calvyn (Hamann, senior vice president of sales and marketing) gave an instruction 18 months ago that, should there be a Toyota container and a Hino trucks container that have to be unpacked and they’re the last containers… Read More »