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Who's been tickling the Sleeping Giant?

Are we seeing early signs of economic recovery in the Eastern Cape, asks John Valentine, Director at Real Telematics. Just recently I have been responding to more and more enquiries on the FMX Forklift Management System in Port Elizabeth and East London. Although I can claim that a fantastic product is getting its just dessert, I also know that it appears that most sectors of manufacturing industry in the Eastern Cape appear to be on an upwards curve.

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Vehicle owner protection policies are largely misunderstood

According to Arrive Alive, lack of consumer education is the biggest challenge facing the insurance industry. With a majority of the complaints to the Ombud for short-term insurance coming from consumers who are found not to understand the products they are using, it’s important to get to know the basics. Whether your business makes use of one vehicle or 100, you need to know The Difference Between Car Insurance and a Motor Warranty, what you can and cannot claim for, and how your insurance is classified. This will help you avoid unnecessary frustrations and delays, or even rejections of a claim. Written in collaboration with Hippo.co.za, here is the difference between these two policies.

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FAW marks a memorable 2016

FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (Pty) Ltd. has enjoyed a particularly memorable year, racking up unmatched milestones amongst FAW manufacturing plants outside of the headquartered plants in China.

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Voith offers a wide range of services for rail vehicle operators

  • Full-service solutions for locomotives
  • Overhauling trucks saves time
  • Railcars ground down and repainted
  • Engineering competence: Vehicles technically modernized

The Voith Rail Service Center in Kiel has considerably expanded its range of services. In addition to classic maintenance and repair work, the Voith service technicians also perform bogie overhauls and fleet repainting tasks. Thanks to its comprehensive engineering experience, the Service Competence Center is also capable of performing a variety of modernization measures on vehicles.

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World’s first ‘flat-pack’ truck set to bring aid to remote parts of Africa and the developing world

  • The first vehicle to be designed specifically to provide all-terrain mobility for the developing world
  • Revolutionary OX flat-pack truck aims to help communities to undertake a range of crucial daily tasks
  • Envisioned by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Torquil Norman; designed by renowned automotive engineer Professor Gordon Murray


The world’s first ‘flat-pack’ truck – the Global Vehicle Trust OX – has been revealed in London, designed to provide low-cost all-terrain mobility for remote parts of Africa and the developing world.

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Data reveals credit providers’ reluctance to grant medium to high value Vehicle and Asset Finance loans

Economic factors that steered the country towards a near downgrade by international credit rating agencies have not only played a role in the weakening of the Rand, job losses and hikes in fuel and food prices, but have furthermore contributed to testing times in the credit sphere. The latest statistics released by one of South Africa’s leading credit bureaus, Compuscan, reveal the extent to which South Africa’s struggling economy has impacted credit-active consumers and thus the industry as a whole.

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