The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed Nissan Casting Australia’s decision to commit its future automotive manufacturing operations to Victoria as a vote of confidence in the state’s manufacturing industry.
Nissan Australia today announced a special deal to continue manufacturing parts for the Nissan Leaf electric car and 38 other models sold around the world.
Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio, said the important decision would secure the jobs of 160 people at the Dandenong South plant and create new jobs as more orders were received.
The Labor Government has provided significant financial support to Nissan, to enable the company Nissan Casting to win a global contract to make complex powertrain castings for Nissan's all-electric Leaf model.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio
“Nissan Casting Australia’s decision to stay in Victoria is a shot in the arm for our manufacturing industry which has been facing a series of challenges over recent years.”
“The Andrews Labor Government is committed to the successful transition of the automotive industry, and is working with the industry to cement Victoria as a centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing, design and engineering.”
“Under the Labor Government, Victoria is getting back to work.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020