Unions are speculating that automotive maker Holden will begin cutting jobs within two month as it moves its design work for the Commodore off-shore.
The Thailand Floods are wreaking havoc on some of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, with Ford, Toyota and Michelin all suspending production due to supply chain volatility.
Australia’s automotive industry looks to be in good stead for 2012 with Holden having commenced production on its new Cruze hatch ahead of a November launch.
A Chinese-made car has been named one of the shonkiest products available in Australia, due to its roofracks that come with a warning: ‘Do not use’.
Tenneco Automotive Operating Company has been issued 20 safety and health violations forexposing workers to hexavalent chromium, a harm chemical which can lead to nose, throat and lung damage.
Technicians servicing electric vehicles are worried the OEMs they’re working for aren’t concerned for their safety.
The Society of Automotive Engineers – Australasia (SAE-A) has elected automotive engineering consultant Bill Malkoutzis to the role of president.
Nissan Australia’s decision to manufacture vehicle accessories in Victoria will provide new opportunities for Australia’s manufacturing industry.
Watch the engineers (is that what you’d call them?) at LEGO make a life-size 2012 Ford Explorer model out of LEGO bricks in less than 90 seconds! OK, so there is time-lapse photography at play here. But still, we think it’s pretty incredible. A little something for the child-manufacturer in all of us!
Exhaust emissions from cars are a toxic nightmare for the planet, but vehicles start polluting even before they hit the road.
Holden and GM are deciding whether or not to trash their lucrative Commodore export program as a result of import tax increases in Brazil.
A cable released by Wikileaks shows Ford Australia refused funding from the government to build its export business, amid speculation that Australian car manufacturers are in dire straits after battling with the strong Australian dollar for the best part of a year.
Brazil’s finance minister has announced a 30-point increase in the country’s industrial-product tax on cars, raising concern for some Australian automotive exporters.
Treasury modelling released yesterday has painted a pretty bleak picture of certain Australian manufacturing sectors in 2020, with car manufacturing and component-making expected to decline 39%; however, the steel industry has been pitched to grow 10%, which is a positive result after so much bad news in the sector.
Synthetic rubber maker LANXESS talks ‘Green’ tyres’ ahead of the forthcoming EU tyre labelling regulation, which will legalise the requirement for mandatory labelling of tyre performance. Annie Dang reports from Dusseldorf, Germany.
Growth of factory production is expected to slow-down across the globe in the coming months, ending the year slower than in 2010, according to a report.
FAPM’s recent conference highlights our car industry’s drive to a sustainable future. Hartley Henderson reports.
More than 3,300 Toyota workers are planning more strikes in Melbourne and Sydney over an unresolved wage dispute at Toyota’s Altona manufacturing plant earlier this month.
A fire has broken out at a tyre factory in Sydney’s west causing major traffic congestion on Blaxland Road in Campbelltown today.
US automotive manufacturer Ford has made its move on India’s growing automotive market with the construction of a $US1 billion ($A939.67 million) manufacturing and engineering complex India.