One of Australia’s largest automotive parts distribution centres will open at Merrifield Business Park in late 2021. The new purpose-built parts distribution facility, to be constructed by Texco, will comprise a 50,580 sqm warehouse, 900 sqm office occupying a site of 87,691 sqm and features a 5-Star Green Energy rating, super awning and 14.6 metre … Continue reading Ford Australia selects Merrifield as major distribution centre
Kay Hart, global BEV manager, distribution & digital experience, Team Edison, has been named president and CEO, Ford of Australia and New Zealand. Hart, will be based in Melbourne, reporting to Peter Fleet, Ford group vice president and president, Ford Asia Pacific. Hart succeeds Graeme Whickman, president and CEO, Ford of Australia and New Zealand, … Continue reading Ford Australia gets new CEO
Car manufacturer Ford is facing court action over allegations it misled customers who had purchased faulty vehicles supplied in Australia and on-sold surrendered vehicles without disclosing systemic issues. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has launched legal proceedings against Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited, which it claims engaged in “unconscionable and misleading or … Continue reading Ford facing court over alleged faulty vehicle supply in Australia
Kingspan Insulation has announced the opening of its insulation manufacturing facility at Somerton in Melbourne. The $40 million factory is the first Green Star-rated manufacturing facility in Australia, aiming to support production entirely through renewable energy. With the opening of the Melbourne plant, Kingspan will not only be able to supply products to Australia, but it … Continue reading Australia’s first Green Star-rated factory opens in Victoria
Ford Australia will produce its last car ever this morning, with pictures of “The Last Falcon Sedan” appearing on a Ford Facebook fan page.
Ford Australia will continue to source parts from Australian car component makers after it ceases its local manufacturing operations in 2016.
Ford will retain its design operations in Australia and has committed to increasing the size of its team of Australian designers and engineers to 1100 by 2016.
The Ford workers who lose their jobs when the car manufacturer ceases production in Australia in 2016 are likely to receive an average of $100,000 each in redundancy and other entitlements.
A future Victorian Labor government would provide Ford workers a $30 million assistance package to equip them for new jobs when the company closes its car plants in 2016.
Ford Australia will stop all automotive manufacturing in Australia by October 2016. As a result, 1,200 workers will lose their jobs.
Ford Motor Company is transforming its business operations in Australia to provide customers with even more new products, and improved sales and service, while creating a more efficient and profitable business structure.
Ford Australia is planning to end car production in Australia. It is expected that the company will announce the closure of its Broadmeadows car factory and its Geelong engine plant.
The Department of Industry has suspended legal action against the Australian Financial Review, after documents regarding automotive lobbyists’ efforts to secure subsidies and the industry’s chances of survival were accidentally released to the paper.
Ford Australia opened a new virtual design studio that uses the same motion modelling technology used in Hollywood animations to test the interior design of a car before it is built.
Yesterday Ford suggested it could do away with its manufacturing operations in Australia at the end of 2016, meanwhile displaying its new state-of-the-art virtual reality facility.