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Holden engine plant chugs to a halt

Last one: The last Holden-made V6 is headed for the company’s heritage centre, while workers are headed for redundancy.

After 10 million engines, Holden hits the stop button on engine manufacturing

Holden logo29 Nov 2016

By RON HAMMERTON

- The last of more than 10 million engines built by GM Holden in Australia rolled off the production line today, bringing down the curtain on eight decades of manufacturing at the iconic Melbourne site at Fishermans Bend where “Australia’s Own Car” was born.

- The move – a year ahead of the closure of Holden’s remaining car manufacturing factory in Elizabeth, South Australia – cost more than 230 jobs, with the final 175 workers getting their payouts this week.

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