The Automotive Manufacturing Industry covers two areas: Passenger Motor Vehicles; and Bus, Truck and Trailer. However, recent decisions by the three car manufacturers to cease their manufacturing operations in Australia by 2017 means we no longer make Passenger Motor Vehicles.
The closure of passenger vehicle manufacturing will also heavily impact on the future of vehicle component suppliers, with many suppliers currently attempting to diversify into other manufacturing activities.
The Bus, Truck and Trailers sector manufactures buses, trucks, bodies and trailers and specialised vehicles including fire engines, street sweepers and emergency service vehicles. Bus manufacturing includes bus bodies, bus chassis, fully built buses and bus components.