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Pierre Terblanche had always loved bikes more than cars because the more hands-on approach meant there was more to do for designers. (image: motorcyclist)...
Pierre Terblanche's childhood passion for design and motorbikes has blossomed into a career as a world-leading motorcycle designer.
An initiative which began with the formation of a Volkswagen South Africa judo team has grown into a successful community upliftment programme, with coach Sondisa Magajana recently taking two young hearing-impaired contestants to the Deaflympics in Bulgaria.
Volkswagen has launched a R230-million parts and accessories distribution centre outside Pretoria, while announcing a R500-million investment at its plant in Uitenhage - further demonstrating the company's commitment to South Africa.
Volkswagen South Africa has celebrated the manufacturing its 200 000th five-cylinder TDI engine for export from its plant outside Port Elizabeth. The auto maker's R12-billion contract to supply the VW Group with engines, initially set to run until 2010, has been extended through 2013.
Volkswagen South Africa's customer interaction centre claimed first place at the 2008 World Contact Centre Awards in London in the category "Best Outbound Campaign" in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Volkswagen South Africa has clinched a deal, said to be worth R12-billion, to supply the entire Volkswagen group with a component for diesel fuel systems.
Volkswagen South Africa, along with catalytic converter and exhaust systems manufacturer Eberspacher SA, have been awarded a R12-billion contract to supply the Volkswagen Group with diesel particulate filters for the next five years.
Port Elizabeth-based Volkswagen South Africa has secured a contract to export 10 000 units of the latest version of the Jetta sedan to countries that also use right-hand-drive vehicles, enabling the company to achieve record export volumes this year.