Global data company Elsight has received its first order from the autonomous car manufacturing industry, claiming its new technology will change the way engineers service driverless cars. Based in Tel Aviv, the company is an active participant in the Israeli government autonomous car project, according to a statement of the ASX, which says that its new Elsight … Continue reading New tech to enable driverless car manufacturers
In a press statement, Toyota has claimed that it has delivered its best sales in five years, with better than expected sales for their HiLux vehicle which topped the sales charts as Australia’s best-selling vehicle for the second year in a row. The HiLux, coupled with large deliveries of Toyota’s SUVs, enabled its sales and … Continue reading Toyota ends 2017 on high note
Australian car importer Holden has confirmed the sale of its former manufacturing plant in Adelaide, less than two months after closing its assembly operations. The Melbourne-based developer, Pelligra Group, has bought the Elizabeth site for an undisclosed fee and will turn it into a business park, though it has been reported that the plant could … Continue reading Holden sells renamed Lionsgate manufacturing plant
Sydney aeronautical startup Alauda has revealed the Alauda Mark 1 Airspeeder, Australia’s first flying racing car. After two years of research and development in an industrial warehouse, the project is the brainchild of founder Matt Pearson, also a co-founder of Australian space startup, Fleet, and the micro-business platform, Honcho. Alauda, which is one of the founding … Continue reading Alauda Airspeeder ‘advancement’ for Australian aero-automotive sector
Queensland automotive accessories manufacturer EGR has signed a global contract to supply parts to the Mercedes-Benz X-class. The vehicle is due to be released early next year in Australia, where utilities account for 20 per cent of new vehicle sales. EGR will manufacture accessories for the vehicle, including canopies and hard tonneau covers, at its facility … Continue reading Mercedes-Benz contract promises jobs growth for QLD manufacturer
October marked a second year of growth in the Australian manufacturing industry, despite the closure of the automotive assembly sector in South Australia. Six of the eight manufacturing sub-sectors expanded last month, according to results from the Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). Growth was led by the non-metallic mineral products sector, which stayed at … Continue reading Automotive closure fails to slow manufacturing growth
A purchaser for General Motors Holden’s Elizabeth manufacturing site in Adelaide has been selected following a six-month search. Holden, which wants to retain a presence “across a significant portion of the site” with a spare parts operation, has also announced interest from other major occupiers. With its closure on October 20 marking the end of the … Continue reading Holden finalising contracts at SA automotive factory
One of China’s largest automotive manufacturers is backing the expansion of a lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia. The Great Wall Motor Company has agreed a $28 million upfront equity subscription to Pilbara Minerals, under-pinning support of second-phase production to the company’s Pilgangoora mine. “This marks an important milestone for Pilbara and Pilgangoora project and is … Continue reading China’s $23b Great Wall invests in WA lithium
Automotive parts manufacturers in Australia are finding new avenues to keep their once booming businesses afloat as the nation’s car industry grinds to a halt. South Australian-based car battery handle supplier Rope and Plastic Group had a successful business in Australia and the United States before the automotive industry’s decline. However, the company has now … Continue reading Automotive components suppliers investing in new Australian industries
Nearly 100 former automotive workers will have an opportunity to be a part of Victoria’s construction industry, due to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. During a recent visit to Unipod in Derrimut, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced the company had received a grant from the Local Industry Fund for Transition … Continue reading Former auto workers to join construction manufacturing
The latest State of the Nation Report featured a spotlight on the Australian automotive industry, painting a picture of the industry following the end of local car manufacturing. Despite the imminent closure of the Australian automotive manufacturing industry later this year (Holden and Toyota cease local manufacturing in October 2017), Australians are buying more cars … Continue reading The Australian auto industry post-manufacturing
The federal government’s decision to amend the FBT in relation to vehicle concessions has been blamed for the loss of jobs at a salary packaging company.
Luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce is hoping to boost sales of its million dollar vehicles by targeting cashed-up Australians in the mining sector.
Federal opposition treasury spokesman Joe Hockey has said that today’s job losses at Ford are proof that protectionism was “not the answer” to car manufacturers’ problems.
212 Ford workers have shown up at work for the last time at the company’s Broadmeadows and Geelong plants today.
The 400 workers at Autodom face an uncertain future, says the AMWU, with nobody coming forward to buy the car parts maker.
The AMWU and Victorian government continue to blame each other for troubles in the automotive industry.
Former South Australian treasurer Kevin Foley is lobbying for the troubled automotive parts maker Autodom.
As a magazine covering Australian manufacturing, we note the occasional opinion piece predicting the industry’s demise.
Volkswagen will cease making the Kombi at the end of 2013, the boss of its Brazilian operations has revealed.