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With massive international pressure on the industry, the South African automotive market is being squeezed to optimise their systems to supply consumers in a more cost-effective manner. Energy Efficiency through transforming industrial energy usage is one way to achieve this.
 
“Automotive brands in South Africa are not only competing against each other anymore, they are competing against automotive industries in other countries. As a whole, the industry is becoming increasingly global,” says Alf Hartzenburg, National Project Manager for The Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project.

Engineering News 25 July 2014, by Dylan Slater

"The growth of the automotive industry, in South Africa and worldwide, is being influenced by the ways in which vehicle manufacturers are creating ways of using energy efficiently, according to government initiative the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA).

...NCPC-SA senior project manager Alf Hartzenburg tells Engineering News that a major driver of competitiveness in the automotive industry is the efficient use of energy." Read the article online 

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Engineering News 20 June 2014. By Dylan Slater

"Owing to significant increases in the cost of energy over the past four years, some sectors, such as the automotive component manufacturers and high-intensity energy users, have made a commitment to improving energy efficiency at plants, according to government programme theNational Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA)." Read the article online 

 

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EP Herald 1 May 2014
 
TENNECO in Nelson Mandela Bay has become the first automotive supplier in South Africa to achieve an international certification for its energy management systems.
 
The ISO 50001 certification was achieved for the implementation of the energy management systems at Tenneco Ride Performance, which manufactures original equipment and aftermarket shock absorbers, and Tenneco Clean Air, which manufactures catalytic converters and exhaust assemblies. Read the article online 

Engineering News, 28 February 2014 

Effective energy management is showing significant cost savings at South Africa’s largest steel producer, ArcelorMittal’s Western Cape plant in Saldahna, says the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA).
 
Energy savings were achieved at the Saldanha plant with the help of NCPC-SA, which challenged and changed some of the plants standard operational practices, instead of focusing on major capital investment. Read the article online 

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