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2013-06-27 14:51

THE R6-BILLION MEN: From Left: Johnny Saldanha (GM international vice president of global purchasing and supply), Gary Keen (Tenneco plant manager) and John Astbury (GMSA vice president of global purchasing and supply.Image: GMSA

General Motors South Africa, in partnership with component manufacturer Tenneco SA, has been awarded a R6-billion contract to export catalytic converters to the USA for use in future engines.

The catalytic converters, which will be manufactured at Tenneco’s plant in Port Elizabeth, will be used in GM’s next-generation V6 engines.

According to GM: “The engines will be used for vehicles built and sold in USA from 2015 through 2022.”

ECONOMY BOOST

GM Africa president and managing director Mario Spangenberg said: “The decision to award this contract to South Africa is a great show of support by our parent company, as it comes ahead of a clear legislative framework by the South African government to support the strategic growth of exports. The programme will be a major boost to the Eastern Cape economy and create employment through various streams of manufacturing, supply and support services.”

GMSA’s current exports are 2.6-million catalytic converters year and are used in 17% of GM vehicles globally.

Tenneco manager Gary Keen added: “Tenneco and General Motors have long and proud associations in South Africa spanning many years. We are delighted to have been selected by GM for this critically important program.”

The mining sector will benefit from a projected requirement of 10 tons of platinum-group metals.

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