A consequence of Holden and Ford’s decision to cease manufacturing is the impression that all manufacturing is similarly doomed. Yet this isn’t true.
The Australian Made Campaign has said that yesterday’s announcement that Holden demonstrates the need for Australians to buy local products.
The end of manufacturing in Australia for Holden has highlighted the need for smarter industry policy, according to an expert on the manufacturing sector.
Holden’s decision to pull up stumps in 2017 won’t just affect Holden workers. Yesterday’s news will also impact businesses linked to the automotive industry.
The cost of keeping automotive manufacturing in Australia is high and the investment not always spent wisely, but the loss of the sector would be profound.
There are massive concerns within the automotive manufacturing industry about the flow-on effects of Holden’s announcement yesterday.
The fallout from Holden’s sudden but expected exit has unions and politicians float some rather scary numbers.
Holden has blamed today’s decision to leave Australia in 2017 on a “perfect storm” of conditions facing the manufacturing industry.
GM Holden’s announcement that it will pull out of car manufacturing in Australia has led Toyota to question whether it can survive as a sole car maker in the country.
Holden will cease manufacturing in Australia in 2017.
The tension between the federal government and GM Holden has increased, with the Coalition urging the car maker to state whether or not it will continue manufacturing in Australia.
General Motors has been appointed the company’s first female CEO, Mary Barra, who will replace Dan Akerson early next year.
The Victorian Manufacturing Minister has called on the federal government to recommit to the $500 million in car industry assistance it is cutting.
In the wake of the global financial crisis, Holden’s parent company, General Motors was placed on life support.
Thales Australia has signed a contract to supply 12 Bushmaster armoured vehicles to the Jamaica Defence Force.
Labor’s former industry minister Kim Carr and SA Premier Jay Wetherill say Holden can be saved if the Coalition Government gives it more assistance.
There have been expressions of concern from automotive manufacturers over the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
The Victorian government has called for the current level of support to the auto sector to be maintained for the next 10 years.
Honda’s newest factory in Yorii, Japan provides a view of the future of car manufacturing. Employing the latest technologies, it is lean and efficient.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says that the auto manufacturing industry should be given further government assistance.