Drivetrain Systems International
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Drivetrain System International is an Australian drivetrain constructor based in Springvale, Victoria with manufacturing facilities in Albury, New South Wales. Currently, it produces drivetrains for Ford, Chrysler, Geely and SsangYong.
In 2009, the company entered bankruptcy protection, mostly due to the bankruptcy and halt of production of its main customer, SsangYong. An effect of this was the loss of 230 jobs at the Albury facilities, with 167 jobs remaining. The workers were eligible for the Australian Government's General Employees Entitlements and Redundancy Scheme, however, this will only provide 16 weeks pay, whereas some staff have lost up to 100 weeks pay.
DSI provided Ford Australia with a four-speed automatic transmission for rear-wheel drive (longitudinal engine) applications. It first appeared in the 1989 Falcon EA Series II, but was progressively replaced in the Australian Ford range through to 2011. The final applications were the BF III Falcon wagon (2010), FG Falcon LPG (2010), and rear-wheel-drive SY II Territory (2011).
- Ford Falcon (EA II, EB, ED, EF, EL, AU, BA, BF, FG; 1989–2010)
- Ford Fairlane/LTD (NA II/DA II, NC/DC, NF/DF, NL/DL, AU, BA; 1989–2005)
- Ford Territory (SX, SY, SY II; 2004–2011)
- Ferrier Hodgson - ACN 117 069 404 Pty Ltd (Formerly “Drivetrain Systems International Pty Ltd”) (Receivers and Managers Appointed) (In Liquidation)
- Geely Buys Drivetrain Systems International | Reviews | Prices | Australian specifications
- Drivetrain Systems International sacks 230 workers | The Australian