Gibela confident it will deliver 600 new train sets to PRASA by 2029 deadline
Train maker Gibela is confident it can meet the terms of its R51-billion contract to deliver 600 newly built train sets to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) by 2029, despite the impact of Covid-19, says CEO Hector Danisa.Read more
Gibela ready to meet its PRASA contract terms
Train-maker Gibela is confident it can meet the terms of its R51-billion contract to deliver 600 newly built train sets to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa by 2029, says CEO Hector Danisa.
How Gibela is helping South Africa grow
Gibela has produced 40 of the 600 new passenger trains for which it has a R59-billion contract with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).Read more
Local train manufacturing company investing in the sector
South Africa has been subdued by the prevailing lockdown and COVID-19 economic circumstances. However, train manufacturer Gibela has invested R6.4-billion in the country's manufacturing sector.
Gibela has spent R6bn on local procurement since 2014
Train manufacturer Gibela has launched its first socioeconomic impact report, sharing the progress it has made in terms of economic, social and environmental initiatives from January 2014 to March this year.Read more
Economic development corner
Gibela invested in the ECD initiative three years ago as part of its holistic approach to skills development. The graduates are from 60 ECD centres representing our neighbouring communities of Duduza, Tsakane and Kwa-Thema, as well as Mamelodi, which is in the precinct of our TSSSA activities.Read more
To date, since the start of production at the Dunnottar site in 2018, six trains have been built at the new plant. The delivery plan is for 20 trains for the financial year ending in March 2020 – only three have been handed over to the customer so far.Read more
All Systems Go
The localised production of traction motors will contribute 30% towards Gibela’s local content key performance indicator by May 2021 and by 2025, this figure will rise to 65%.Read more