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Continent in crisis

Continent in crisis

This month we focus on the transport industry in Western Europe. Europe was hit hard by the global economic downturn. What are the latest trends in this market and are there signs of recovery? DAVID SHEPHERD investigates.

 
Vive la France; vive la Peugeot!

Vive la France; vive la Peugeot!

Okay, we all know the French cannot play soccer. But they certainly do an outstanding job of building vehicles. CHARLEEN CLARKE pays tribute to Europe’s foremost producer of light commercial vehicles, Peugeot.

 
Rising in the east

Rising in the east

There’s a new truck company rising in the east. It’s called UD Trucks and it obviously has designs on the Asian commercial vehicle market. However, it’s also eyeing the South African truck market. In fact (gasp), it’s even muttering about being number one in this country. Is this a completely ridiculous notion? CHARLEEN CLARKE has a heart-to-heart chat with Claes Svedberg, senior vice president – overseas division – at UD Trucks Corporation, and Johan Richards, chief executive of Nissan Diesel South Africa...

 
Asian persuasion

Asian persuasion

Besides being culturally diverse and rich in Eastern traditions, as the world’s largest and most populated region Asia incorporates many countries that have boasted the most advanced economies on earth for much of recorded history. STUART MOIR explores how the manufacturing powerhouses of Asia are set to become the largest economies in the world.

   
UK freight transport hits rocky road

UK freight transport hits rocky road

Like the rest of the European Union (EU), the United Kingdom (UK) is facing a long, difficult road to economic recovery. GG VAN ROOYEN examines the uncertain future of the UK’s road freight transport industry.

 
The land of innovation

The land of innovation

Home of the prestigious annual Nobel Prize award ceremony, Sweden has a long and distinguished history as a global thought leader and innovator. GG VAN ROOYEN examines how the country is leading the charge against the world’s biggest current threat: climate change.

 
Brazil's nuts and bolts

Brazil’s nuts and bolts

Football, the world’s most famous statue of Jesus, carnivals, the Amazon jungle and river, and nuts ... these are just a few of the things Brazil is known for around the world. In recent times, however, this list has grown to include a thriving motor manufacturing industry that services export markets across the globe.

   

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