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VE Commodore: Easier and better to build

Close up: Holden says it is making sure the VE's quality is not on the nose.

Holden is treading careful to ensure quality

20 Jul 2006

"WE STARTED production last Thursday," Mr Mooney said. "We probably have about six to eight weeks to get up to full production. We’re starting out at over 100 a day. But our objective is to be upwards of 500 a day. We are still building …VZ utes and wagons.

"We hold the first batch of cars, and then we have what we call a ‘ship to commerce’ meeting where we review all the data … and do an internal quality audits on the car, and then we make the decision that we are ready to ship and we start shipping." Production costs
"OUR materials costs are up on this car because there’s more content in the car," said Mr Mooney. "(But) our manufacturing costs will go down on this car, because the car is easier to build … by a long shot than the old car."

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