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21.1.13

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* South Africa - MAN looks to source more parts in SA as new legislation looms

Olifantsfontein,Gauteng,SA -Engineering News, by Irma Venter -10 January 2013: -- MAN Truck and Bus South Africa has kickstarted a project to increase the local content on its South African assembled buses and trucks... On buses, local content is somewhat higher, as the bus body sports 80%-plus local content – the minimum required by current legislation for government and municipal tenders. The bus body includes parts such as the dashboard console, glass, seats, roof, body shell and flooring... For the more mechanically intricate bus chassis, local content is between 5% and 7%, with 10% the target in the short term... While imperatives such as job creation and being a good corporate citizen are driving the MAN initiative, he adds, more pending changes in legislation is also a powerful motivator...

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