Toyota South Africa starts taxi assembly

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Toyota South Africa taxi assembly

9 July

Toyota South Africa has the R70-million Toyota Ses’fikile taxi assembly line at its plant at Prospecton in Durban, 300 new jobs, and the government is keen for manufacturers to follow suit.

The has begun semi knockdown production of the popular 16-seater Ses’fikile, which has one seat than the imported 15-seater

Ninety new jobs were in the assembly line’s start-up as well as 210 new positions in up- and downstream and service providers support the

The Ses’fikile joins Toyota Africa’s local production of the Fortuner and Corolla model which are locallty manufactured, and its range of Hino trucks, are locally assembled, strengthening the position as South Africa’s vehicle manufacturer and exporter.

made-in-South Africa models are exported to 57 countries, and the Ses’fikile and are exported to neighbouring Botswana, Namibia and Swaziland.

Once the phase of localisation has been Toyota will have the to deliver up to 15 000 Ses’fikile to the southern African market. production volumes are estimated at units.

Developing SA’s lead sector

Trade and Industry Rob Davies, speaking at the official of the new assembly line on Saturday, the government’s policy stance had been to create this of opportunity for mini-bus manufacturers to the necessary investment to localise production facilities.

He said the industry remained the leading sector in the domestic economy.

It has strong linkages with industries across the South economic landscape, Davies Through backward linkages, it in products from a range of manufacturing sectors, including metal, plastic and leather Forward linkages extend to services, motor retail and

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Davies said the government’s Policy Action Plan 2 included a medium and heavy vehicle (MHCV) development plan that revolved the completion of a study to identify and interventions to resuscitate the local sector.


Driving the plan, Davies was the fact that the MHCV was labour-intensive in terms of assembly, a more active sector also broaden South automotive component manufacturing

‘First fruits of Industrial Action Plan’

Also at Saturday’s launch, Toyota Africa CEO Johan van Zyl said the taxi industry was a very part of the daily lives of than 9-million South They are both a major of the automotive industry and a major of subsequent economic activity.

The local assembly of our people are one of the first fruits of the South government’s Industrial Policy Plan (IPAP2) and the upcoming Production and Development Programme Van Zyl said.

These plans to further develop the automotive and manufacturing sectors by emphasising manufacturing, local part and local employment and personnel

SAinfo reporter

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