Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
4 minute read
27 Feb 2020
11:59 am

Building an engine is not for everyone

Charl Bosch

It was fair to say that the majority of the plant’s near-on 800 employees were not expecting to have their workload eased much when we reported for duty.

Installing a sense of fear or trepidation into one’s fellow man is often limited to a few choice words or a single phrase delivered in a threatening or coarse way that leaves little doubt as to what the eventual outcome would be. Unlike the usual array of gruff adjectives and expressions that are unmentionable in a family friendly newspaper, it was in fact the line “these engines will be going into actual production Rangers”, spoken by the Production Manager of the Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth, Ziyaad Isaacs, that had this writer quivering in his rapidly uncomfortable feeling...