Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, has indicated that Defence may be closer to securing the 15,000 jobs needed to tackle national shipbuilding projects, after Defence Department and National Naval Shipbuilding College officials held talks with General Motors’ representatives last week about redeployment opportunities for Holden staff. Out of the 15,000 construction and supply chain … Continue reading Holden’s workforce could be redeployed to Naval Shipbuilding project
Local manufacturer Basic Trailers is expanding its operations in South Australia, where Holden’s Elizabeth plant was the center of the company’s production in Australia and where belief that this marks the nail in the coffin of Australian manufacturing is strong. Basic Trailers has expanded rapidly since opening in 2018, and will now move to larger … Continue reading Basic Trailers expands operations in SA
The announcement earlier this week that Holden manufacturing will cease has brought the future of the manufacturing sector back into the public’s eye. While pundits proclaim the “death” of Australian manufacturing, the news is not an accurate indication of Australia’s manufacturing sector according to the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre’s (AMGC). “General Motors’ decision to retire … Continue reading Holden closure brings future of Australian manufacturing back to fore
Supply chain companies which formerly supported car manufacturing in Australia remain in business, despite the closure of the Ford, Toyota, and Holden manufacturing plants, according to a government report released today by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews. About 75 per cent of former supply chain companies remain in business following the closure of … Continue reading Australia’s transition away from car manufacturing going strong, says government
Almost a year after closing its Victorian car production facility, General Motors today announced plans to employ 150 more engineers at Holden’s Port Melbourne facility to join the company’s global Advanced Vehicle Design (AVD) wing dedicated to the development of autonomous and electric vehicle technology. At a media event held at Holden’s Port Melbourne headquarters, GM executive vice-president … Continue reading Holden to become GM’s R&D hub with new jobs boost
Holden and its parent company General Motors have rejected a proposal from British industrialist Sanjeev Gupta to buy manufacturing assets at its former automotive assembly plant in Adelaide. An offer from GFG Alliance was considered, a statement from Holden has confirmed. However, the company also said that at no stage were the two parties close … Continue reading Holden, GM reject British billionaire’s automotive assets bid
Last week, Toyota Australia reported that its last Toyota Aurion has rolled off the line at Toyota Australia’s Altona manufacturing base after 11 successful years, racking up over 110,000 sales domestically, as well as 70,000 that were built for the export market. It was Toyota’s answer to the big-Aussie V6 family sedan that broke cover … Continue reading Last Toyota Aurion rolls off the line
Federal Labor has proposed that a new fleet of foreign built government vehicles would use at least a few Australian components, according to the Adelaide Now. The proposal would mean that foreign car manufacturers who agreed to use local parts would be preferred for providing vehicles for the ComCar program. The proposal comes as 11,000 … Continue reading Labor proposes local parts to be used in imported government vehicles
Toyota will shift to a purely sales distribution model from 3 October when 2600 jobs will go from its Altona plant in Melbourne. According to the AFR, the car-maker announced the official closure timetable yesterday. Toyota Australia president Tony Buttner said that the Aurion vehicle will stop not be produced from August at Altona, while … Continue reading Toyota to shift to car distribution when 2600 jobs go
Australia’s new industry minister, Arthur Sinodinos, has backed Australia’s manufacturing sector even though the closure of Holden’s South Australia factory imminent. According to The Advertiser, Sinodinos said that Australia has as bright future in manufacturing, particularly in the high value add sector. “I repudiate Labor’s policies, which will result in additional costs to Australian consumers … Continue reading Industry minister backs Australian manufacturing
Holden has confirmed October 20 as its closure date, over three years after revealing plans to cease Australian production, carmaker. Workers at its Elizabeth assembly plant in Adelaide’s north were today informed of the deadline. It said more than 30,000 vehicles would be built before manufacturing ends. The carmaker said the announcement would provide certainty … Continue reading End of the line for Holden in October
General Motors Holden has produced the last engine at its Port Melbourne plant, with 175 jobs finishing up ahead of the end of its Australian manufacturing operations in 2017.
Holden will upgrade its emissions testing lab at its proving ground, east of Melbourne, spending $9 million and creating 11 new jobs.
Holden is recalling 26,000 of its Colorado utes and SUVs because they could catch fire.
Close to 1,000 jobs are likely to be lost across the whole auto sector as a result of Holden’s decision to cut 270 jobs in Adelaide, a union official says.
Two men accused of stealing high-performance engines and transmissions from Holden’s Elizabeth plant have gone on trial.
Holden has announced that Australian Mark Bernhard will take up the role of Chairman and Managing Director from June.
Holden’s departure from car making was good for Australia, according to the international General Motors executive behind the decision.
General Motors has showcased two new concept cars, which were designed and built in Port Melbourne, at the Detroit Auto Show.
A year after Holden’s announced it would quit car making in Australia, it is unclear whether the company will make it to its planned exit date.