Altona plant

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The Altona plant is the Toyota Australia manufacturing facility that operates in the Melbourne suburb of Altona. It opened in 1994, replacing the previous Port Melbourne site, but is scheduled to close in 2017. The plant produces the Camry and Aurion for sale locally in Australasia and for export to the Middle East. Until the early 2000s, export to East and Southeast Asia also occurred.

In December 2009, full-scale production of the new Australian Toyota Camry Hybrid commenced.[1]

On 11 December 2009, manufacture of the first locally-made Toyota Camry Hybrid was completed and revealed to the public, writing a new page in the history of the Australian automotive industry.

In April 2012, Toyota forcibly retrenched 350 workers. Toyota received criticism for the manner in which the process was carried out; for example, deploying security guards to escort sacked staff.[2]

The plant is scheduled to close at the end of 2017, marking the end of automobile manufacturing in Australia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Toyota Operations Manufacturing” toyota.com.au. Retrieved 10 February 2011
  2. ^ Danny, Morgan; staff (17 April 2012). "Toyota sacks hundreds in Altona clean-out". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 18 April 2012.