A prominent associate of the PM’s (Prime Minister) Manufacturing Taskforce has recently cautioned all the local production facilities of General Motors, Ford, and Toyota Motors Corp that they have to move from producing Australian market specific vehicles, and plan how to turn into components providers to the international auto industry.
Roy Green clearly stated that with absolutely no considerable advancements in the technology of car design including successful EVs, the auto industry would be really incapable to subsist if it still continues to focus on developing vehicles that are specific only to the Australian market. At a manufacturing conference held in Sydney, the professor Green informed that the time has arrived for all these car makers, and GM is already shifting in this new direction so as to integrate with the international vehicle production.
He strongly believes that it is the one and only means in which all automakers would be able to maintain their vehicle manufacturing capacity in the Australian market. A research associate at the nation’s Center for Independent Researches, Simon Cowan recently opinioned that the most recent $34-million financial support from the federal government for Ford Motors in 2012 January was nothing but a diplomatic fix which expanded the firm’s domestic manufacturing by nearly 2 years, but the question is what actually happens after the end of 2 years.
The future of the American based Ford Motors in Australia, and its insinuations for the largely subsidized auto manufacturing came to the forefront during this week in the nation, when the management carried the AFR (Australian Financial Review) to the federal court to halt it issuing the contents of nearly thirty-nine briefing theses and notes for Greg Combet, the nation’s Industry Minister.
As commanded, the Australian Financial Review has demolished all electronic replicas of the papers, publicized under a request called “Freedom of Information”, and provided its single hard photocopy to the NSW government court. In a recent interview, Mr. Combet said that release of the review data could definitely damage the prospects for both employment and investment in the country. He added that there are extremely delicate business problems present in those papers that are too sensitive to have a negative effect on the industry, if published.
The lawsuit is expected to return to federal court again on the coming Tuesday October 2nd 2012 to argue regarding resuming the papers to the newspaper. On the whole, Professor Green advised all the automotive firms in the country to concentrate on enhancing their production skills, instead of clambering to stay financially sustainable as auto manufacturers.