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Victorian Automotive Ingenuity Takes Centre Stage

10 March 2015

The promise of Victoria’s automotive industry for research and development, engineering and design will take centre stage today at the 2015 Australian Automotive Supplier Showcase.

Held in Melbourne ahead of the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix, the showcase is a platform for automotive companies to demonstrate products and services to more than 600 local and international delegates.

Opening the showcase at Crown Promenade Hotel, Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio, said the Australian Automotive Week event featured 35 local representatives from across the automotive industry, including supply chain businesses, engineering and research and development organisations.

Victoria is making the most of our design and engineering capabilities. Ford Motor Company last month announced an investment of $300 million in product development operations in Broadmeadows and plans to expand Australian operations by establishing a new national sales office in Richmond.

Another Victorian company already supplying international customers is Connexion Media. It will launch an exciting new technology called Flex at the showcase today.

Flex is a cutting-edge vehicle management system that will help organisations improve productivity, driver behaviour and increase awareness of fleet performance.

Automotive specialties also on display include new materials, robotics, green technology and the ability to produce quality components in niche volumes to customers.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio:

The design, engineering and manufacturing expertise of our automotive industry will help our state grow.”

“At the Showcase, representatives of the industry will demonstrate products and services to more than 600 local and international delegates.”

“Victorian automotive companies are already moving into other sectors, including Dolphin Products into medical technology and Composite Material Engineering into construction. This is good for jobs and growth in our state.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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