The African continent automotive industry timeline.
source 2014 Africa was projected to see sales of 2 million new cars with major auto players such as Toyota, Tata Motors and General Motors being included.
The largest automotive manufacturing facilities in Africa are located in Algeria, South Africa, Egypt and Morocco. Also, there are now a number of Made in Africa domestic manufacturers as well.
go Algeria –
http://wi-5.com/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1523525730.5395579338073730468750 2014 Renault opens a car plant in the western Algerian city of Oran.
2017 Volkswagen Group opens a factory in Relizane, 250 kilometers southwest of the capital Algiers. The main investor in Relizane is SOVAC S.P.A.
2017 PSA Group announces a joint venture with three Algerian partners to build cars in Algeria. It is expected that the car plant will be fully operational in 2019. It will be located in the western Algerian city of Oran.
1975 The Seoudi Group is an Egyptian automobile manufacturer with an HQ in Cairo. t is a part of the Daewoo Motor Egypt (DME) which itself belongs to the Aboul Fotouh Group. The factory is located in the 6th of October City.
1980s Seperanza Motors, Ltd. Is an Egyptian Automobile manufacturer based in Maadi, Cairo.
1983 General Motors Egypt S.A.E. is established in Maadi, Cairo.
1997 Egy-Tech Engineering is established to manufacture three-wheeled vehicles (city cars and autorickshaws).
1999 Al Fotouh Company for Vehicle Assembly is established to manufacture BMW vehicles in Egypt.
2003 The Bavarian Auto Group (BAG) is established with an HQ in Kattameya and an assembly plant in 6th of October City to manufacture and sell BMW vehicles.
Kantanka Automobile Company – Founded by Apostle Safo Kantanka, the company assembles its passenger vehicles (mainly SUVs and pickup trucks) at the company’s manufacturing plant located in Gomoa Mpota in the central region of Ghana. The automobile company has reportedly pushed back commercial release of its models pending approval from the Ghana Standards Authority.
1960s VW, the German auto giant, used to operate in Kenya in the 1960s, assembling among others: vans, mini-buses and the VW Kombi.
1977 Volkswagen closes its car assembly plant.
2016 Volkswagen South Africa will partner with a local company in which the government is a shareholder – the Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM). The assembly plant is located in Thika.
Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company – The Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company has built on its success of manufacturing buses and trucks to launch a passenger car line comprised of a truck and a Sports Utility Vehicle.
2017 Volkswagen announces its intention to build a ride-hailing service. It has also indicated its intention to set up a vehicle production facility.
Uganda – Kiira Motors Corporation
Originally developed by students from Uganda’s Makerere University for a project headed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – USA. The company is developing two hybrid electric vehicles and the first commercial vehicle from the company is expected in 2018.