Tag Archives: Gert Swanepoel

Oct

Year-to-date truck sales beat last year’s figures

2018-10-18 10:41
Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa: “Sales to operators in the distribution industry, including long-haul, are driving growth while demand from the mining, agricultural and construction industries have declined.”

In among all the political ‘drek’ that we are fed every day, here’s some good news for the trucking industry. The South African commercial vehicle market is continuing to defy economic trends by increasing overall sales by 2.3% year-on-year at

Jul

Half-year truck sales just slightly off the pace

2018-07-12 10:18
UD Trucks Southern Africa believes that “the stable current government will lead to more investment in infrastructure that, in turn, will result in increased commercial vehicle sales.”

The South African commercial vehicle market once again showed resilience amidst challenging economic conditions to end the first half of 2018 with just a slight year-on-year decline of 1.3%. A total of 12 555 commercial vehicles have been sold so far

Mar

Mixed bag of results for truck market

2018-03-09 11:48
Croner: During February 2018, UD Trucks Southern Africa increased its market share in the EHCV and HCV segments from January 2018 with 159 units sold. These results were on a par with February 2017’s results.

The South African commercial vehicle market experienced a 25.6% growth during February compared to January 2018 sales, concluding the month on 1 935 units.   However, on a year-on-year basis, sales were down by 14.2% on February 2017’s results, and down by

Jan

Truck market expected to grow marginally in 2018

2018-01-19 11:38
Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa: “With recent political changes in mind, we are hopeful that business confidence will return to more positive levels, which will certainly encourage businesses to invest in their fleets.”

During 2017 the South African truck market declined by 2.65% on the previous year’s results to 25 042 new unit sold. There is, however, some good news on the horizon with Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa, forecasting

Oct

Best UD fleet drivers off to compete in Japan

2017-10-05 11:31
From left: Gert Swanepoel, (MD of UD Trucks Southern Africa) with happy winners, Lafras Kruger (Quester winner) and Buza Ngcelwane (Quon Winner). With them are Catherine Wang (UD Trucks Corporation) and Stefan Bronkhorst (UD Trucks GM Fleet Sales). Lafras and Buza will be representing South Africa in the global Extra Mile Challenge competition taking place in Japan in November 2017.

UD Trucks Southern Africa is sending two of the brand’s top fleet drivers to Japan to represent South Africa in the global Extra Mile Challenge competition that will take place in November 2017. This follows the local leg of the

Sep

Truck sales looking more positive

2017-09-14 11:28
Truck sales are coming out of the waste-land of low numbers with Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa, saying that some industry sectors are recovering.

The August truck market improved by 5.3% on July’s performance to conclude the month on 2 227 units. This is according to results released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), Associated Motor Holdings (AMH) and Amalgamated

Aug

New UD Trucks dealer opens in Harrismith

2017-08-18 09:52
Sealing the establishment of a new dealership in Harrismith are Hugh Morgan (left), director of the Morgan Group and Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks.

UD Trucks has announced the establishment of a new dealership in Harrismith, Free State.  The dealership, which will officially open its doors on September 4th, is strategically located inside the Highway Junction truck-stop next to the busy N3 highway and