Indefinite halt at Autodom factories, which manufactures car components, have left Aussie car manufacturers struggling to look for replacement suppliers.
Holden is considering manufacturing electric cars at its Elizabeth plant, but has no official plan to do so.
The federal government and auto manufacturers took a national newspaper to court in an attempt to suppress details relating to car industry subsidies.
Australia’s three car manufacturers and 150 component suppliers will be strongly affected by federal politics in the coming year.
After a “horrible” July, Holden expects August sales figures to show a strong improvement when these are announced today, reports News Limited Network.
A Holden factory worker and six other people have been charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of auto parts from the manufacturer’s Elizabeth plant.
Holden is recalling 9,547 locally-built Cruze small cars due to a potential fire risk in the engine.
Advanced manufacturing techniques helped Holden Australia make a profit for the second consecutive year in 2011, despite reports that the local car industry is on the skids.
Carmaker Holden will receive a $275 million government package, in return for committing to stay in Australia until 2022 and promising it will invest $1 billion.
Holden Australia will build two new ‘world-class’, ‘fuel-saving’ cars at its Elizabeth, South Australia plant in the second half of this decade, after receiving $275 million from the government.
GM Holden has appointed a new executive director of manufacturing; Richard Phillips, a former Holden apprentice, now reports to chairman and managing director, Mike Devereux.
Workers at Australian automotive manufacturing giant, Holden, can now gain access to the details of a new ‘collective agreement’ that will see their wages rise by up to 22.2% over the next three years.
The Federal, South Australian and Victorian Governments have announced a $275 million co-investment that will help keep GM Holden’s car making operations in Australia.