Reputation of China plans to buy 10,000 vehicles in South Africa and plans to modular localization
data for: the South African arms company MRAP vehicles
LONDON April 15 news: According to the U.S. 12th Engineering News Web site reported that, according to owner Craig Hargeisa South Africa Virleo Group Benavides said the Chinese government intends to purchase 10,000 by the South African-designed vehicle platforms and in China’s domestic production of these vehicles the right platform. Allegedly, the South African Trade and Industry Ministry has sent a letter to Javier Fernandez, indicating that the government support the deal.
reports said that the Chinese interest in purchasing the vehicle platform MATHS – or all-terrain modular hybrid system. Javier Fernandez said, the name of the vehicle platform is the image of its interpretation. He said, still in development of this platform is a diesel-electric hybrid system.
Javier Fernandez said, according to user needs, which can be assembled on any system on this platform. He added that the platform consists of axle, control equipment and engine and some other assembly, all components by now well-known manufacturers.
use these standard components, Javier Fernandez and his team produce a standard module, such as rear suspension systems, power devices, drivers and chassis unit. The use of these standard modules can be assembled into different structures. As a result, you can get a “future-oriented needs, very flexible platform for the green car.”
can be assembled to the vehicle platform components, including buses, trucks, and defense/armor . Javier Fernandez said, Maths concepts of the various modules have been proven, but the group still needs funds to build Virleo prototype.
Javier Fernandez said the project aims to create a new export industry in South Africa. He said, Virleo companies want to establish a zone in the East London plant, expected annual output of hundreds of cars, and allow foreign companies or governments own production under license.
present, Virleo company is sold on MATHS platform issues with China, Thailand, Algeria, Libya, Jordan and India negotiations. The company is also on the South African Defence Force and South African Police Services Agency interest in the sale of this vehicle platform.
present, the Chinese government has expressed the wish to buy this vehicle platform of intellectual property rights for production in China 10 000 multi-purpose armored vehicle. However, the initial 200 armored vehicles will be manufactured in South Africa. The production of armored vehicles, the 200 is a year of work. According to Javier Fernandez estimates that China wants to buy the type of vehicle platforms is priced at $ 350,000.
Javier Fernandez said the price is not “cheap” – a hybrid system prices 20% higher than competitive products to 30%. However, he then added that, for any country, this product concept marked the beginning of a new automotive industry.
He also pointed out that, MATHS effective than competing products 18% to 36%. Javier Fernandez, said later this year, Chinese officials will visit South Africa to further discuss the project. (Spring)