GM Holden will cut back its South Australia assembly operations to a single shift from May, shedding 150 contract workers and allowing the car-maker to assemble cars in less time.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating an uncontained engine failure on a Qantas A380, which cut out over Bantam Island, Indonesia, on 4 November 2010.
A recent poll has shown a high percentage of Australians consider manufacturing essential to the economy, and think the government should support the sector with funding and job security.
CLIMATE and energy security think-tank Beyond Zero Emissions claims the Australian car manufacturing industry will fail if it does not shift from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles.
The car industry has been given a new lease on life, with funding securing jobs for years to come – and it’s not just because our PM fancies herself in a yellow vest.
A major business park planned for construction at New South Wales’ Central Coast would create 7,500 jobs in advanced manufacturing sectors, a local newspaper has reported.
Australia’s automotive manufacturers are deciding whether to give Automotive Holdings Group (AHG) the green-light to acquire certain Jeff Wignall Group retail outlets in Victoria for $14 million.
The Federal Government will contribute millions of dollars to Australian car manufacturers Holden and Ford in an effort to keep Australia’s automotive sector afloat.
The fight for Australia’s car industry is back in the headlines, with hard news at Toyota and open warfare in the Coalition. It could well have been resolved long ago. Senator Kim Carr writes.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has today launched a petition calling on the Federal Parliament to continue supporting the local car manufacturing industry and save the more than 200,000 jobs in the local car and auto-component industry.
Australian motor vehicle manufacturing is expected to grow by 14.3% this year, and the value of exported vehicles will return to growth for the first time since 2009, a report says.
Nissan Motor Co will build a $USD2.0 billion manufacturing complex in Mexico, creating 3,000 jobs in the area and another 9,000 within the supply chain.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has called the 350 redundancies at Toyota’s Altona, Victoria factory, “unacceptable”.
Automotive manufacturing giant Toyota has said no to bailouts that would help prop-up its Australia manufacturing operations and save 350 workers from losing their jobs.
Toyota workers will be pulled into an internal employee meeting this afternoon where the automotive manufacturer is rumoured to announce job cuts as part of a decision to downscale production of vehicles.
Job losses at Holden’s Elizabeth plant remain the reality for the automotive manufacturer and it workers despite the multi-million dollar funding its parent company General Motors received from the Australian government, the ABC has reported.
ABB is working with Nissan to reuse the automotive company’s LEAF electric car lithium-ion batteries as residential and commercial power sources.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she doesn’t want to see the resources boom negatively affect local manufacturing, claiming the car industry bail-outs will safeguard this sector against obscurity.
The impact of problems in the eurozone could prove to be damaging for solid growth in the UK’s manufacturing sector this year, according to a report by EEF.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Manufacturing Minister Senator Kim Carr will show their support for Australia’s automotive manufacturing industry this morning by visiting workers at Ford’s Broadmeadows factory.