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Toyota exit: Heavy casualties in supply chain

Auctioned off: Metalsa Australia general manager Murat Kirem with the company’s 1500-tonne press that will be sold following the closure of Toyota’s Altona factory.

Job losses run deep in Toyota supply chain but new doors open for parts-makers

General News logo4 Oct 2017

By IAN PORTER

- Crunch time has arrived for the manufacturing heartland in Victoria and South Australia, with many automotive parts suppliers shutting down and laying off their workers as the end of car assembly looms.

- Dozens of companies have shut their doors already, having produced sufficient parts to get Toyota and GM Holden across the line prior to Toyota closing its Altona factory yesterday and as Holden prepares to shut its Elizabeth plant on October 20.

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