none

TRANSITION GRANT FOR AUTO FACTORY

08-05-2018
by 
in 

A $1.5 million Local Industry Fund for Transition grant is helping Holden Special Vehicles embark on a $12 million project that will create at least fifty new jobs, all suitable for ex-auto workers.

As part of its project, the company has established a purpose-built facility and purchased new high-tech equipment so it can diversify its vehicle production lines and expand into the modification of imported vehicles. The company historically manufactured and enhanced high-performance vehicles for General Motors (GM) Holden.

The company's new capabilities will include converting imported General Motors Camaros from left hand drive to right hand drive, a process which requires hundreds of new parts to be designed, engineered and manufactured.

“We’re helping Holden Special Vehicles create jobs, transform its operations and diversify its product offering," said Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll.

“We said we’d support businesses and workers impacted by the closure of car manufacturing – that’s exactly what we’ve done.”

The industry transition grants help businesses generate new investment and create jobs for retrenched workers in areas affected by the closure of car manufacturing, including Melbourne’s South East.

Despite the closure of car manufacturing, more than 16,000 jobs have been created in Melbourne’s South East in the last 12 months.

The initiative has supported 40 projects so far, which are expected to create 1150 jobs – more than 900 of which are suitable for former automotive workers.

Related news & editorials

  1. 12.11.2018
    12.11.2018
    by      In
    Energy Vault has developed a novel solution to storage for renewable energy plants that involves neither batteries nor water.
    The Energy Vault system is based on the fundamental physics of potential and kinetic energy, and uses a proprietary, cloud-based software platform to operate a newly... Read More
  2. 07.11.2018
    07.11.2018
    by      In
    With a combination of its industry-leading fans and energy-efficient lighting products, Big Ass is improving working conditions in Australia and around the globe.
    Blazing Queensland temperatures and humidity were creating uncomfortable working conditions at XL Service Bodies, an industry-leading... Read More
  3. 07.11.2018
    07.11.2018
    by      In
    ABB has thrown its weight behind the OPC Foundation in its bid to define the worldwide industrial interoperability standard. The new Open Platform Communication Unified Architecture (OPC UA) standard has the potential to enable industrial players to unlock the full potential of Industry 4.0.
    OPC UA... Read More
  4. 01.11.2018
    01.11.2018
    by      In
    Austech 2019 appears to be on course to be a record-breaking show, with advance bookings from exhibitors far surpassing expectations, and high levels of interest from across the industry.
    Scheduled to take place at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 14th to 17th May 2019, Austech is... Read More