Andrew Kirby

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Andrew Kirby explained : "Growing production volumes, increasing localisation significantly and using the latest technologies in all aspects of the business are vital to transform the South African automotive industry and to this end the aim was increase output from the 610,000 vehicles made in 2018 to 800,000 in 2023," "We expect local procurement to grow by R12.6bn in the next five years together with a 14% increase in direct employment, which equates to creating another 16,000 jobs, mainly in the component manufacturing sector as local content grows from 39% to at least 42%" External link

businessday Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “The importance of telematics and telecommunications in tomorrow’s vehicles cannot be overstated,” External link

businessday Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “I think the 60% local content target is achievable but there is no straight yes or no. It’s not just about what we are willing to do between now and 2035. So many other things also have to happen,” External link

businessday Monday, March 4, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “Unfortunately the threshold does not really work for the motor industry. That is something we really need to think about,” External link

iol Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby says : "For all the sensors and cameras to work, you need a lot of investment in road infrastructure, and an environment where there are no older technology cars on the road. " External link

news24 Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Andrew Kirby adds : "There’s a massive, generally unrecognised, benefit and that is safety. With more cars with radar/sonar guided cruise control and autonomous emergency collision avoidance braking, you can radically reduce accidents" External link

news24 Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "A further R42 million empowerment trust has been set aside. More than 85% beneficiaries are black. These include black-owned enterprises, suppliers and socio-economic beneficiaries. The trust can also be used as a tool for skills development, where employees and unemployed people may benefit," External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "A further R42 million empowerment trust has been set aside. More than 85% beneficiaries are black. These include black-owned enterprises, suppliers and socio-economic beneficiaries. The trust can also be used as a tool for skills development, where employees and unemployed people may benefit," External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 2:40:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “A further R42 million empowerment trust has been set aside. More than 85% beneficiaries are black. These include black-owned enterprises, suppliers and socio-economic beneficiaries. The trust can also be used as a tool for skills development, where employees and unemployed people may benefit,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “This latest announcement gives evidence of a company that is defiantly committed to South Africa by strategically investing in the people, tools and equipment to produce cars and commercial vehicles of world-class standard that are not only destined for the domestic market but will also fly our flag high on the international stage – thanks to a robust export plan,” External link

africanbrains Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "It also improves our competitive levels so that we can try and strengthen our export base," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "For manufacturers in South Africa we need to have a balance between domestic and export volumes," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "It also improves our competitive levels so that we can try and strengthen our export base," External link

theafricareport Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "For manufacturers in South Africa we need to have a balance between domestic and export volumes," External link

theafricareport Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “It also improves our competitive levels so that we can try and strengthen our export base,” External link

mineweb Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “For manufacturers in South Africa we need to have a balance between domestic and export volumes,” External link

mineweb Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "It also improves our competitive levels so that we can try and strengthen our export base," External link

reuters-af Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "For manufacturers in South Africa we need to have a balance between domestic and export volumes," External link

reuters-af Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "This latest announcement gives evidence of a company that is defiantly committed to South Africa by strategically investing in the people, tools and equipment to produce cars and commercial vehicles of world-class standard that are not only destined for the domestic market but will also fly our flag high on the international stage - thanks to a robust export plan," External link

allafrica Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:04:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “Despite having a new Hilux and Fortuner in the model line-up, both launched a few weeks ago, production volumes are expected to decline this year as the production ramp-up of both these models will only be completed in the middle of the year. With the Hilux TSAM’s major export product, exports from the Durban plant are also expected to take a knock this year,” External link

leadership Friday, May 20, 2016 8:31:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
attorney5.66%EN10/26/201626/10/2016
chief executive officer15.09%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
officer5.66%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
toyota chief executive7.55%EN06/04/201604/06/2016
ceo41.51%EN05/26/201626/05/2016
inspector24.53%EN01/23/201523/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Andrew KirbyEN100.00%


 
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Andrew Kirby

Last updated on 2015-01-29T08:57+0300.

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Andrew Kirby explained : "Growing production volumes, increasing localisation significantly and using the latest technologies in all aspects of the business are vital to transform the South African automotive industry and to this end the aim was increase output from the 610,000 vehicles made in 2018 to 800,000 in 2023," "We expect local procurement to grow by R12.6bn in the next five years together with a 14% increase in direct employment, which equates to creating another 16,000 jobs, mainly in the component manufacturing sector as local content grows from 39% to at least 42%" External link

businessday Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:39:00 AM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “The importance of telematics and telecommunications in tomorrow’s vehicles cannot be overstated,” External link

businessday Thursday, August 29, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “I think the 60% local content target is achievable but there is no straight yes or no. It’s not just about what we are willing to do between now and 2035. So many other things also have to happen,” External link

businessday Monday, March 4, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “Unfortunately the threshold does not really work for the motor industry. That is something we really need to think about,” External link

iol Thursday, August 10, 2017 12:26:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby says : "For all the sensors and cameras to work, you need a lot of investment in road infrastructure, and an environment where there are no older technology cars on the road. " External link

news24 Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Andrew Kirby adds : "There’s a massive, generally unrecognised, benefit and that is safety. With more cars with radar/sonar guided cruise control and autonomous emergency collision avoidance braking, you can radically reduce accidents" External link

news24 Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:16:00 AM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "A further R42 million empowerment trust has been set aside. More than 85% beneficiaries are black. These include black-owned enterprises, suppliers and socio-economic beneficiaries. The trust can also be used as a tool for skills development, where employees and unemployed people may benefit," External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 2:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "A further R42 million empowerment trust has been set aside. More than 85% beneficiaries are black. These include black-owned enterprises, suppliers and socio-economic beneficiaries. The trust can also be used as a tool for skills development, where employees and unemployed people may benefit," External link

allafrica Friday, July 15, 2016 2:40:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “A further R42 million empowerment trust has been set aside. More than 85% beneficiaries are black. These include black-owned enterprises, suppliers and socio-economic beneficiaries. The trust can also be used as a tool for skills development, where employees and unemployed people may benefit,” External link

sanews Thursday, July 14, 2016 7:32:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “This latest announcement gives evidence of a company that is defiantly committed to South Africa by strategically investing in the people, tools and equipment to produce cars and commercial vehicles of world-class standard that are not only destined for the domestic market but will also fly our flag high on the international stage – thanks to a robust export plan,” External link

africanbrains Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:38:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "It also improves our competitive levels so that we can try and strengthen our export base," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "For manufacturers in South Africa we need to have a balance between domestic and export volumes," External link

eyewitness-news Wednesday, May 25, 2016 7:55:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "It also improves our competitive levels so that we can try and strengthen our export base," External link

theafricareport Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "For manufacturers in South Africa we need to have a balance between domestic and export volumes," External link

theafricareport Wednesday, May 25, 2016 6:43:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “It also improves our competitive levels so that we can try and strengthen our export base,” External link

mineweb Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “For manufacturers in South Africa we need to have a balance between domestic and export volumes,” External link

mineweb Wednesday, May 25, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "It also improves our competitive levels so that we can try and strengthen our export base," External link

reuters-af Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "For manufacturers in South Africa we need to have a balance between domestic and export volumes," External link

reuters-af Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:07:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : "This latest announcement gives evidence of a company that is defiantly committed to South Africa by strategically investing in the people, tools and equipment to produce cars and commercial vehicles of world-class standard that are not only destined for the domestic market but will also fly our flag high on the international stage - thanks to a robust export plan," External link

allafrica Wednesday, May 25, 2016 3:04:00 PM EAT

Andrew Kirby said : “Despite having a new Hilux and Fortuner in the model line-up, both launched a few weeks ago, production volumes are expected to decline this year as the production ramp-up of both these models will only be completed in the middle of the year. With the Hilux TSAM’s major export product, exports from the Durban plant are also expected to take a knock this year,” External link

leadership Friday, May 20, 2016 8:31:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
attorney5.66%EN10/26/201626/10/2016
chief executive officer15.09%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
officer5.66%EN07/15/201615/07/2016
toyota chief executive7.55%EN06/04/201604/06/2016
ceo41.51%EN05/26/201626/05/2016
inspector24.53%EN01/23/201523/01/2015
Names Lang Count
Andrew KirbyEN100.00%


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