The South Australian government will soon release its plan to deal with the effects of Holden’s decision to stop car manufacturing in the state in 2017.
The wrong response to Holden’s factory closures in 2017 could tip South Australia into recession, warned the state’s top economic adviser.
Toyota is aiming to produce 10 million vehicles in 2014, having aimed for a similar target last year.
General Motors Holden’s decision to pull the pin on its Melbourne manufacturing plant spurred renewed
debate around government-subsidised industry sectors.
German car manufacturer Porsche is hoping to again make record sales of its sports cars and SUVs in 2014 after its global deliveries hit a high in 2013.
There have been calls for auto manufacturers to include door release mechanisms in cars following a claim by a woman that she became trapped in her car.
Holden has said its brand and local manufacturing operations are not for sale.
Two Goodyear managers held captive by workers at a tyre plant in the French city of Amiens have been freed.
Toyota has repeated its claim that it will reveal by mid-year if it will continue manufacturing in Australia.
US car maker General Motors has confirmed that it will lay off 1053 workers from its Brazilian affiliate.
Holden had the worst sales year ever for its locally built models and the company sold less than 28,000 Commodores in 2013.
The Productivity Commission will today release the preliminary report of its inquiry into Australian automotive manufacturing industries.
According to the popularity of stories on this website throughout the year, our attention was strongly drawn to 3D printing, factory closures and insolvencies, and the occasional bit of lighthearted news. And – no surprise in an election year – Manufacturers’ Monthly readers also came to us for policy news affecting the industry.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sent a strong message to businesses not to expect handouts from his government.
Prime minister Tony Abbott has announced strategic reviews of the South Australian and Victorian economies.
Prime minister Tony Abbott will today detail the government’s assistance package for workers affected by Holden ending its manufacturing operations.
Former federal minister Greg Combet has been appointed by the South Australian government to help plan a response to Holden’s departure in 2017.
General Motors has announced that it will invest US$1.3 billion at five US plants.
As many as 1,000 workers are expected to march on Liberal Party headquarters in Melbourne to demand urgent federal government action to save Holden.
General Motors asked the Federal Government for an extra $80m a year before making its decision to stop car manufacturing in Australia in 2017.