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Topic: Samcor

In the News (Mon 19 Aug 19)

  Ford Motor Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ford in South Africa traditionally sourced its models from the UK and Australia, with local versions of the Ford Cortina including the XR6, with a 3.0 V6 engine, and a Cortina 'bakkie' or pick-up, which was exported to the UK.
Following international condemnation of apartheid, Ford divested from South Africa in 1988, and sold its stake in Samcor, although it licensed the use of its brand name to the company.
Samcor began to assemble Mazdas as well, which affected its product line-up, which saw the European Fords like the Escort and Sierra replaced by the Mazda-based Laser and Telstar.
uncover.us /en/wikipedia/f/fo/ford_motor_company.html   (1843 words)

The announcement safeguards 700 jobs at Samcor's Struandale engine plant here for at least eight years and is expected to create about 350 news jobs, worth R40m in wages a year, within the local supply industry.
Samcor's latest investment means the company has invested more than R300m in its engine plant here in the last three years.
Samcor's group managing director Lewis Booth said the Struandale plant would begin export of the new 1,6 litre single overhead cam engine in October 1999.
www.dispatch.co.za /1998/06/02/business/ENGINE.HTM   (431 words)

 Samcor (Manufacturing) (Pty) Ltd v Commissioner for South African Revenue Service - 65 SATC 25   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The appellant is the manufacturing arm of Samcor and manufactures Mazda and Ford motor vehicles from component parts which it imports from Japan together with other component parts sourced locally or elsewhere.
Consequently the proceedings in the court a quo were instituted, which Martha Woolard, Samcor’s public officer, described in the founding affidavit as ‘an appeal in terms of sub-section 65(6) read with section 96(1) of the Customs and Excise Act 91 of 1964.
In a letter to Samcor dated 22 March 1994 the respondent advised that the value determination of 9 November 1983 was still applicable.
www.taxnet.co.za /SATC/VOL65/02502012.HTM   (4174 words)

 Samcor wins export contract
VEHICLE manufacturer Samcor has won a substantial engine export contract which will earn the beleagured Eastern Cape economy more than R200million a year in foreign exchange and establish it as a world supplier of engines for Ford products.
Samcor has invested R160million to upgrade the equipment at the plant and will be only the second country, after Brazil, to produce the new power plant which was developed by Ford in Cologne, Germany, as a true world-class engine.
A Samcor spokesman says the import rebates matter has already been taken up with the Department of Trade and Industry, adding that the engines represent hi-tech components and contain a large portion of added value content.
www.btimes.co.za /99/0926/comp/comp04.htm   (498 words)

 About Samtel Group :: Samcor Glass Limited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Incorporated in 1987 Samcor is a 50:50 joint venture between Corning Incorporated, USA and Samtel Group to manufacture glass for TV and display tubes.
Samcor has a 2-phased strategy to manufacture color glass.
On completion of all phases of expansion and after Samcor switches to 100% glass for CPTs, it will have a capacity of approximately 9 million sets of parts (Panels and Funnels).
www.siplweb.com /samtel/group/sgl-kota.asp   (210 words)

 IOL: Mazda top-slots in leisure bakkie market
SAMCOR, custodian of Ford, Mazda and Mitsubishi Pajero products in South Africa, has at last accepted the reality of separating and defining its products to try to escape the stigma of "badge engineering" - giving different names to essentially the same products - with the introduction of the Mazda Drifter one-tonner single and double-cab bakkies.
The Rangers, according to Samcor's PR guru Craig von Essen, are to be regarded as the workhorses and the Mazdas as the vehicles of choice in which the well-heeled will enjoy their recreation and leisure time.
Samcor describes the new Drifters as displaying "a significantly revamped exterior design to that of the previous series.
www.int.iol.co.za /index.php?sf=132&click_id=132&art_id=iol954674569783D613&set_id=4   (1820 words)

 Ford and SA Motor Corp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ford is purchasing all the issued and outstanding shares in Samcor held by Anglo South Africa (Pty) Ltd and the Samcor Employees Trust (SET).
Samcor will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford upon purchase by Ford of all the shares currently held by Anglo South Africa and SET.
Ford intends to continue to conduct the business of Ford (through Samcor and Ford Credit SA) in substantially the same manner as was conducted prior to the transaction.
www.comptrib.co.za /decidedcases/html/23LMFEB00M.HTM   (290 words)

 South African firms sign up with Sequent and Baan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
SAMCOR's new IT infrastructure will replace the existing mainframe and will support the mission critical environment for all manufacturing, production forecasting and materials management.
SAMCOR currently produces 260 vehicles per day of Ford, Mazda and Mitsubishi.
SAMCOR's engine plant in Port Elizabeth will produce engines for local and international markets and catalytic converters for both Ford and Mazda.
www.hoise.com /articles/SW-PR-02-98-21.html   (264 words)

Interviewing workers at SAMCOR it was impossible fo me to avoid the impression that the discourse of quality and competitiveness, while reflecting a fracture opened in their class cultural substratum, was however unable to entirely codify a new identity for them.
At SAMCOR from 1980, when the company was still Chrysler, Julius represents a kind of paradigmatic example of the specificity of the company's employment policies and of the peculiarities of workers in the auto sector which can be relevant to explain their militancy.
This was the case of a strike at SAMCOR during January 1996, passed substantially unnoticed outside the factory.
www.arpnet.it /chaos/flexibility.htm   (12128 words)

Samcor boss heads for US ANOTHER South African motor industry boss has been promoted to an overseas position.
He is Lewis Booth, currently group managing director of the SA Motor Corporation (Samcor).
Booth's appointment is one of a number that have been announced recently as part of Ford Motor Company's strategy to become more consumer focused and to prepare for future challenges.
www.dispatch.co.za /1999/11/16/features/MOT3.HTM   (224 words)

 Computerworld > Only "non-legal" software being imported, says Microsoft
Microsoft is highlighting the case of Auckland distributor Samcor Computers, which inadvertently imported and supplied counterfeit copies of Windows 95.
In a press statement issued yesterday, Microsoft says "it was apparent that Samcor was under the impression that their stock of Microsoft Windows® 95 software was genuine.
Samcor's General Manager, Graham Dunn warns fellow resellers to take care when buying product and to check carefully that the software they receive is genuine.
www.computerworld.co.nz /news.nsf/UNID/CC256CED0016AD1ECC25684C000D44E0?opendocument   (537 words)

 vvspy.com -
The MD Robert Norrman and his team will be based at the former Samcor head offices along with other Ford South Africa operations, but report directly to Volvo Car International board member Stuart Kerr.
Volvo dealerships and support services have continued to function and key operations and staff moved to the Samcor offices.
Samcor itself is now being restructured after Ford's decision to buy out its Anglo American partner and rename the company Ford South Africa.
www.volvospy.com /news/0002/000226a.php3   (558 words)

 Lewis Booth - TheBestLinks.com - Australia, Africa, Britain, England, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Prior to this appointment, Booth was Group Managing Director of the South Africa Motor Corporation (SAMCOR), a position he held since July 1997.
Subsequently, the SAMCOR joint venture was dissolved and Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa was established.
Born in Liverpool, England on November 7, 1948, Booth earned a bachelor of engineering degree in mechanical engineering, with honors, in 1970 from Liverpool University in Britain and subsequently qualified as a chartered management accountant.
www.thebestlinks.com /Lewis_Booth.html   (305 words)

 motoring.iafrica.com | a sense of history Goodbye Samcor, hello Ford. It's been fun…
Prior to the agreement, Ford and Anglo each had a 45 per cent shareholding in SAMCOR, with 10 per cent of the shares being held by the SAMCOR Employees Trust.
Ford reinvested in Samcor, acquiring 45 per cent of its equity from Anglo and the employees trust.
Also in that year, Samcor announced that the company would be investing in the production of a new Ford 1,6-litre RoCam engine for world markets at its Port Elizabeth engine plant.
motoring.iafrica.com /history/55274.htm   (936 words)

 The Herald Online **News**
Instead the surplus would be paid out to Samcor workers who resigned from the company during the 1986 to 2000 period, said Johan Esterhuizen of Alexander Forbes.
In 1994 Ford reinvested in South Africa and in January, 2000, Ford announced it was acquiring Anglo-American’s interest in Samcor and the Ford Motor Company Pension Fund was established in 2001.
After that, all assets and liabilities belonging to the Anglo American fund were to be transferred to the FMCSA pension fund.
www.theherald.co.za /herald/2005/03/17/news/n09_17032005.htm   (569 words)

 Why is Cattle Sale Industry denied any return on $1m per year Government fees?
They were publicly owned until the present government sold SAMCOR and its assets on 24 January 1997 to AGPRO Australia Pty Ltd for $4.8 million.
Based on the 1994 fee levels and the throughput of stock in previous years, stock agents have estimated, on my approach in asking for the details, that SAMCOR received $900 000 in 1990, $1 million in 1985 and $1.6 million in 1980.
Most of the money received by SAMCOR was put into the abattoir side of the business, which was run at a loss.
sa.democrats.org.au /parlt/autumn2000/0705_a.htm   (487 words)

 FleetWatch Online - 32-Mitsubishi
According to Cloete, the Canter has done exceptionally well in the market since DCSA took it over from the then SAMCOR where it had spent some years languishing in limbo.
The accent SAMCOR placed on the vehicle was sweet zilch with the result that it all but disappeared as a marque.
Anyway, that's all gone now and although DCSA initially found it an uphill struggle to overcome the harm that was done to the brand during its time in the SAMCOR stable, the product is now doing exceptionally well.
www.fleetwatch.co.za /magazines/Jul2004/32-Mitsubishi.htm   (2438 words)

 Volvo to build cars in SA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The move to South African assembly follows the collapse of Hyundai assembler and distributor Wheels of Africa and the subsequent closure of its state-of-the-art assembly plant outside the Botswana capital Gaborone.
The Gaborone plant had been assembling the S/V40 for Volvo, and the tooling for the production at Samcor came from the Botswana plant.
The announcement of South African assembly of Volvos was made at a press conference in Johannesburg by Volvo's international president Bengt Ovlinger and manufacturing chief Curt Germundsson.
www.namibian.com.na /Netstories/2000/February/Marketplace/volvo.html   (281 words)

 Company News On Call   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Booth's appointment is one of a number of new appointments that have been announced recently as part of Ford Motor Company's strategy for the company to become more consumer focused and to prepare itself for the exciting challenges that await it as it enters the new millennium.
Booth was appointed Group Managing Director of SAMCOR in July 1997.
Ford Motor Company has 45% equity SAMCOR which assembles Ford and other manufacturers' vehicles in the country.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=105&STORY=/www/story/11-12-1999/0001074062   (410 words)

 Peace-monger takes the steering wheel at Samcor
Thrilled to be in SA after years of international experience, Booth defends the actions of his predecessor, Jim Miller, who shocked complacent manufacturers by slashing prices on Samcor's basic Ford and Mazda ranges.
The action sparked unprecedented price-slashing in the industry, caused a massive consumer switch to lower-priced cars and severely dented the used-car market.
Booth is the second "Ford" manager to head Samcor since the group reinvested in the local company
www.btimes.co.za /97/0831/newsm/newsm.htm   (637 words)

 Media.Ford.com: Biography: Lewis Booth
In 2002, he was named President and CEO of Mazda Motor Corporation based in Hiroshima, Japan, where he oversaw the implementation of the company's highly successful Millennium Plan and the return of the rotary engine in the RX-8.
At that time, Ford had 45 percent equity in SAMCOR, which assembled Ford and Mazda vehicles in South Africa.
Born in Liverpool, England, the son of a Ford, Austin and Morris dealer, Booth has the car business in his blood and makes no apologies for his passion for cars and the auto business.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=21673   (340 words)

 Car workers begin national strike   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Enoch Gondongwana, NUMSA general secretary, announced on August 2 that “in the interests of expediting a settlement” the union was prepared to accept a 12% increase and the closure of the racist wage gap over three years.
Samcor pays the “bare minimum” in the industry -- R850 ($A340) a month.
Hartford said Samcor was the company “most strongly resisting correction of the apartheid wage structure.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/1994/154/154p15.htm   (1092 words)

 Apartheid Survivors: Khulumani Support Group - Transportation (Par 498-562)
Amcar, and SAMCOR after the merger, was the local licensed producer of Mazda and Mitsubishi cars.
In 1987 Ford sold a majority of its interest in SAMCOR to the Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa and placed a percentage interest in an employee trust.
In January 2000 Ford announced it was acquiring Anglo-American’s interest in SAMCOR and had made an offer to acquire the shares owned by the employee trust.
www.khulumani.net /content/view/59/32   (3920 words)

 Motoring - Mazda 626
The introduction of the new fully imported Mazda 626 was a three-pronged celebration for Samcor.
Samcor also uncorked the champagne in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Mazda dealer network in South Africa.
The launch of the new Mazda 626 also indicates a realisation that badge-engineering Mazdas with Fords, as Samcor has been doing, can ruin a brand's image."There will be more of a focus on separating the Ford and Mazda brands," said Gary Jackson, Samcor's sales and marketing director.
www.motoring.co.za /index.php?fSectionId=863&fArticleId=226597   (1016 words)

 :::CARtoday.com::: - News_Headlines
Former Samcor boss Lewis Booth will take over as president of Mazda from Mark Fields.
It was announced on Friday that Fields will replace Wolfgang Reitzle as head of Ford’s Premier Automotive Group.
He was previously Group Managing Director of the South African Motor Corporation (Samcor), a position he held from July 1997 until the end of 1999.
www.cartoday.com /content/news/print_pop.asp?id=2547   (273 words)

 Mark Fields to Hand over to Lewis Booth as Mazda President in Summer
Booth was Group Managing Director of the South Africa Motor Corporation (SAMCOR), a position he held from July 1997.
In 1992, he moved to the United States where he worked for Finance Staff in Dearborn.
Born in Liverpool, England on November 7, 1948, Booth earned a bachelor of engineering degree in mechanical engineering, with honors, in 1970 from Liverpool University and subsequently qualified as a chartered management accountant.
www.theautochannel.com /news/2002/04/23/039218.html   (793 words)

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