NEW HOME: First Automotive Works (FAW) South Africa’s pavilion and showroom in Zone 2 of the Coega Industrial Development Zone is ready to showcase its J6 trucks which will be assembled at the plant.
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has been intimately involved in the recruitment and selection process of employees at the FAW South Africa assembly plant through its specialised unit for recruitment and placements, Coega Human Capital Solutions (HCS), which is assisting FAW SA to “mobilise their local workforce”.
Coega is committed to socio-economic development of Nelson Mandela Bay and the greater Eastern Cape. The whole reason for establishing the Coega IDZ, besides the need to attract investment so we can diversify the local and national industrial base, was to create jobs, CDC head of marketing and communications. “We are proud to see this in action at FAW SA and congratulate Thembisa on her new job.”
Overall, FAW South Africa has invested R600-million in the Coega IDZ, through joint funding provided by FAW and China-Africa Fund. The truck plant, the first phase of FAW South Africa’s development in the Coega IDZ, is expected to produce 5 000 trucks annually. The second phase will all depend on the success of Phase 1. The FAW SA assembly plant will be officially launched later this year.