ESL Groups continued focus on developing markets and expansion in Africa has been further rewarded. ESL Export Ltd has been awarded a contract to supply specialist Aluminium Kingspan Optimo external wall cladding for the new Freidrich Boysen Exhaust Technology Factory in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Situated in the East London Industrial Development Zone, construction has started on the facility which will supply complete exhaust systems to Mercedes-Benz South Africa’s (MBSA’s) plant, in East London, in a R180-million investment.
The fast track build factory will open its doors in August 2013, ready to supply MBSA’s new C-Class production line.
The Boysen group manufactures a range of products for the automotive sector, including exhaust manifolds, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and silencers. It has manufacturing facilities in Germany, the US, India, China, Egypt and France. The plant in Elidz will be the group’s first facility in South Africa.
The factory will produce 90 000 exhaust systems a year and will create 70 jobs.