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AUTOMOTIVE

COMPONENTS
AND VEHICLE
TECHNOLOGIES

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Globally
competitive,
diverse and
innovative

AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS AND VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES

Introduction
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

The Australian automotive manufacturing industry


is a global player, producing quality vehicles and
components that are in use all over the world.
Australia is one of only 13 nations in the
world with the capability to produce a
car from concept to delivery. Australian
companies have the innovative approach
and proven expertise to partner with you
in the delivery of quality automotive
products and services.
This industry capability statement provides
an overview of Australian capability in the
automotive industry, including examples of
some of the many Australian companies with
specialist expertise.

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Talk to your local Austrade representative


for more tailored advice and information
on connecting and partnering with the
Australian automotive industry.

Image courtesy of Kangan Institute

AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS AND VEHICLE TECHNOLOGIES

Introduction
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

The Australian automotive


industry is globally integrated and
competitive, exporting vehicles and
components to the world.
There are three major vehicle
manufacturers in Australia,
along with a diverse group of
components suppliers, specialist
vehicle manufacturers and training,
testing and research organisations.
Australian-designed cars are made
by local producers:
Holden (a subsidiary of
General Motors)
Toyota Australia
Ford Australia.
The Australian automotive industry
is capable of taking a vehicle, its
component systems and sub-systems,
from a design concept through
manufacture, to safety and durability
testing, to final delivery, whole-of-life
service and materials recycling.

Australia designs, engineers and


manufactures a complete range of
automotive components including
body and chassis systems, electrical
and control systems, drivelines, interiors
and aftermarket accessories.

For their global customers, Australian


companies can bring expertise
in product and systems design,
engineering services, research and
development, logistics, safety, product
reliability and innovative systems.

Businesses engaged in component


production are globally competitive;
a wide range of components and
aftermarket products is exported
internationally. Australian components
suppliers are building international
business relationships through
technical and licensing agreements
and investing in manufacturing facilities
in India, Thailand, Indonesia, China
and Malaysia.

With a skilled workforce, productive


business culture and sophisticated
intellectual property protection,
manufacturers and their suppliers
are able to develop innovative and
future vehicle product solutions
using sophisticated technology.

The advanced components


supply base is supported by the
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation (CSIRO) and
Australias Automotive Cooperative
Research Centre (autoCRC), plus
numerous university and manufacturing
research partners who offer technology
solutions to vehicle manufacturers and
their suppliers.
This research strength leads to
innovative new products, processes
and technologies.

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Introduction
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

The Australian automotive


manufacturing industry comprises
three major vehicle manufacturers
Toyota, GM Holden and Ford and
over 200 component, tooling, design
and engineering firms.
Australias automotive exports in 2012
were A$3.7 billion, including A$2 billion in
motor vehicle exports and A$1.6 billion in
automotive component exports.
Australian automotive aftermarket
manufacturers produce a comprehensive
range of high-quality parts, accessories,
tools and equipment for all categories of
vehicles. The industry exports over A$600
million of equipment annually.
The automotive industry is a key
manufacturing sector in Australia, with
over 50,000 people (November 2012)
employed by the three local vehicle
manufacturers and related components
manufacturers. It is a wide-ranging
industry, involving vehicle assembly,
component and engine manufacture and
distribution, retailers, servicing, logistics
and transport.

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The Australian automotive industry invests


heavily in research and development, with
A$694 million spent in 2010-11. This focus
on innovative technology development
is underpinned by strong government
support and world-class research
organisations, including the CSIRO
and the autoCRC.
Motor vehicle exports
Toyota, GM Holden and Ford all produce
passenger motor vehicles in Australia.
Australian-built sedans are sold in
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi
Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and
Yemen. Australian-made passenger cars
are also exported to the United States,
South Pacific, New Zealand, Thailand
and South Africa.
In 2012, Toyota Australia exported its one
millionth vehicle, Ford Australia exported
its Territory SUV to Thailand and GM
Holden supplied police vehicles to fleets
in North America.

Introduction
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

Automotive component exports


Major automotive component export
destinations include the United States,
New Zealand, Korea, Indonesia,
Papua New Guinea, the United Arab
Emirates and Japan.

e
 ngines and components to South
Korea, China, Malaysia, Thailand,
Japan and Europe

a
 ftermarket lifestyle and vehicle
performance products to USA, Europe
and the Asia-Pacific region

brake components to Thailand

d
 esign and engineering services to
offshore affiliates and OEM customers
in China, India, Europe, the United States
and the Asia-Pacific region.

c
 ompressed natural gas (CNG) kits
to OEMs in India

Australian companies are part of global


supply chains and are competing
successfully in a global marketplace. Some
examples of international exports
of Australian components include:

mirrors to North America and Japan


g
 earshifts and lighting products
to the Asia-Pacific region

Australian companies
with established operations

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Introduction
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

The Australian automotive industry


has strong capabilities in advanced
and future vehicle technologies for
hybrids, EVs and alternate fuels,
research and development, design
and engineering, product and
process development and
advanced manufacturing.
These capabilities are supported by
a solid commitment to innovation
and quality engineering. Australia
has a strong and competitive
automotive manufacturing base,
and includes over 200 specialist
automotive component firms
with expertise in a wide range
of technologies and materials.

Technology innovation
The Australian automotive industry has
developed world leading expertise in
components, systems and vehicle design,
research and development and testing.
Many of the firms that provide these
skills have facilities and services available
for use by international companies.
This expertise is valuable to emerging
suppliers in Asia that are seeking
business partners or opportunities and
looking for a commercial edge in the
Asia-Pacific region.
Australian firms can assist growing
businesses with product development
by drawing on decades of experience
in a highly competitive and open
automotive market.
Australia has strong capabilities in
design, management, safety, reliability,
logistics infrastructure, workforce,
productive business culture, customer
relationships, innovative systems,
sophisticated IP protection and research
and development. Utilisation of these
capabilities can position companies for
international operations with high quality
value-add at a competitive price.

Australia also has expertise in green car


technologies and products in areas of
lightweight materials and alternate fuels,
to reduce vehicle weight and emissions.
In the emerging area of electric vehicles,
in 2012 the EV Engineering project
(a collaborative venture between
leading Australian automotive suppliers)
converted a fleet of locally manufactured
Holden Commodore passenger cars to
proof-of-concept fully electric vehicles.
This project demonstrated the technical
viability and attractiveness to customers
of a full-size electric car. Technologies
used in the project are scalable for future
mass production development.

Visit accessautoaustralia.com
and aaaa.com.au to view a
sample of the capabilities
of over 200 automotive parts
and 100 aftermarket export
companies.
Contact your local Austrade
representative for assistance
with connecting with the
Australian businesses that
best suit your requirements.

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Photo courtesy of AutoCRC Ltd

autoCRC revs up research


Case study: technology innovation
autoCRC is Australias automotive research
and business excellence centre, established in
2005 and funded by the Australian Government,
industry and research partners.
This cooperative research centre (CRC) focuses
on collaborative R&D in defined research themes,
human capital development (skills, increased
capability and education activities) and supplier
business sustainability.
autoCRC can assist companies with research
needs by providing a range of services including
researcher matching, project management, IP
capture, and staff development.
Industry-led projects and activities ensure that
the CRCs work is focused on the needs of the
Australian automotive industry while recognising
that opportunity is often now found with overseas
partners and in overseas markets.
autoCRC has built strong relationships with
Asian partners in China, Thailand and Malaysia,
providing benefits for both Australian suppliers and
researchers with international companies. These
relationships have resulted in a number
of successful projects.

For example, a collaborative partnership between


autoCRC, The University of South Australia
and SMR Automotive Australia resulted in an
innovative hard-coated plastic automotive mirror.
Nanoengineered thin film coating systems were
used to produce a mirror that is lightweight, strong
and safer than glass. The mirror is now exported to
the lucrative US automotive market.
Thai company Sammitr Motors Manufacturing
established a research development office in
Melbournes Victorian Centre for Advanced
Materials and Manufacturing technology incubator
centre. Projects include a novel alternative fuel
trailer and logistics system developed by Sammitr
which represents an opportunity for companies
to improve their productivity using natural gas,
Australias most plentiful fuel resource.
autoCRC has a close working relationship with
the Malaysia Automotive Institute. Research
to date is focusing on design improvement for
injection moulding, high strength steel forming
for automotive parts, injection mould design
and process improvement. The tools created by
autoCRC will be used by Australian and Malaysian
suppliers to optimise product and tool design.

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Case study: technology innovation


Romteck PTM (RPTM) has designed,
tested and exported its innovative
technologies and services to Thailand
and Malaysia and is now making inroads
into China.
The company develops special testing
systems for automotive components,
specialising in brake systems. RPTM also
provides testing services, equipment, and
training and consultancy services.
RPTM recognised the desire of Thai
automotive component manufacturers
to break away from their dependency on
the Japanese industry and find alternative
customers and markets. In January 2011,
with their first Thai customer,
RPTM secured a Memorandum of
Understanding for a five-year plan
with orders for technical services and
testing equipment, wholly designed and
manufactured by RPTM in Australia.

Proton Automobile's contract with RPTM


saw a group of Malaysian engineers visit
RPTMs high-tech facilities for advanced
technical training. RPTM has also
established a relationship with SIRIM. An
agreement has been signed with SIRIM
that seeks to form a joint enterprise
in Malaysia using RPTMs services
in Australia as a model for a testing
laboratory in Kuala Lumpur.
With firm interest shown by Chinese
auto companies in acquiring knowledge
about Western automobile R&D practice
and technologies, RPTM submitted a
proposal to a Chinese auto maker for
the establishment of a commercial
testing laboratory involving 80 per cent
investment from the Chinese firm.
Over the next few years, China will be
RPTMs focus for potential joint ventures
involving the transfer of technology with
local auto producers. For India and SouthEast Asian markets, RPTM will provide
testing and knowledge-based services
with equipment sales tailored to an
end-user technical environment.

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Photo courtesy of Romteck PTM (RPTM)

Romteck speeds into Asia

Introduction
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

Engineering and
manufacturing
Australia's stable economy and business
climate, along with the availability of
materials, staff and research institutions,
has attracted many multinational
companies to establish an Australian base
to service the Asia-Pacific region.
Australia has a wide diversity of
manufacturing capability, much of which
has grown from an innovation culture
we do more with less.
Product development services include
CAD, CAM, CAE, prototype builds, vehicle
development, studio facilities, show car
development, production equipment,
special purpose equipment, gauging,
fixtures and project engineering.

Components manufacturers have vertically


integrated manufacturing processes,
backed by the highest levels of quality
systems ISO 9000 series, TS16949
and ISO 14000 certification.
Australian firms are known as dependable,
competitive and innovative business
partners. These attributes are attained by
the application of advanced technologies
and intellectual property enabling value to
be added throughout the entire concept,
design and manufacturing process.
Companies supplying the automotive
sector are often diversified, using their
expertise to manufacture and supply
goods to many industries, including heavy
haulage, rail transport, defence, marine
and bio-medical sectors for domestic
and global markets.

Visit accessautoaustralia.com
and aaaa.com.au to view a
sample of the capabilities
of over 200 automotive parts
and 100 aftermarket export
companies.
Contact your local Austrade
representative for assistance
with connecting with the
Australian businesses that
best suit your requirements.

Many companies have their own R&D


centres which include climatic test
chambers and advanced NVH (noise,
vibration, harshness) testing and research.
All component suppliers undertake product
prototyping and design development.
Specialist engineering services include
homologation, vehicle testing for
crashworthiness, climate and durability
and NVH testing.

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Case study: engineering and


manufacturing
MHG Asia Pacific is part of the MH
Group of companies, a privately owned,
diversified group of businesses
founded in 1970.
The MH Group commenced
manufacturing in 1975 to produce
exterior decorative products for the
automotive aftermarket.
In 1977 they commenced production
of Australias first injection-moulded
motorcycle helmets. In the same year,
they won their first Original Equipment
Manufacturer (OEM) contract to
supply body side mouldings for
Chrysler Australia.

In 2009, MHG Asia Pacific acquired the


automotive glass operations of CSR
Limited to become the sole manufacturer
of OEM automotive glass in Australia.
In 2012 MHG Asia Pacific established a
manufacturing plant in Rayong, Thailand
incorporating a fully robotic, world-leading
automotive paint line.
Today, MHG Asia Pacific has operations
in Australia and Thailand and employs
more than 280 staff in the Asia-Pacific
region.

Over the ensuing 35 years, MHG Asia


Pacific has developed the reputation as
a leading tier-one OEM supplier to the
automotive industry.

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Photo courtesy of MH Group of Companies

MH Group wins OEM customers

Introduction
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

Body, chassis and


drivetrain
Body, chassis and drivetrain components
include body panels, bumpers, doors,
windows, brakes and braking systems,
engine components and parts, engine
oil systems, exhaust systems, fuel supply
systems, suspension and steering
systems, transmission systems, wheels
and tyre parts.
Within these parts groupings, individual
capabilities include pressed metal
components and sub-assemblies,
decorative plastics, windscreens and
automotive glass, exterior innovative
coatings and painting solutions.

Powertrain engineering capabilities are in


automotive engine design and analysis,
engine and vehicle calibration, test cell
and vehicle dynamometers, engine fuel
system application, engine management
system design and development, alternate
fuels (LPG, CNG, ethanol, biodiesel) testing,
environmental consulting and advanced
metrology and technician facilities.

Visit accessautoaustralia.com
and aaaa.com.au to view a
sample of the capabilities
of over 200 automotive parts
and 100 aftermarket export
companies.
Contact your local Austrade
representative for assistance
with connecting with the
Australian businesses that
best suit your requirements.

Lightweight products have been


developed for braking technologies,
seating, wheels, body panels, engine
and drivetrain components.

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Case study: body, chassis and


drivetrain
Australian automotive manufacturer
MtM has been a supplier of high-quality
automotive components to the Australian
industry for over 30 years. Ford, GM
Holden and Toyota utilise a wide variety
of MtM products including door-checks,
automatic gearshift assemblies, interior
and exterior doorhandles and park
brake assemblies.
For the past decade MtM has sought
new opportunities to supply quality
components in the worlds largest
automotive markets. The companys
first international success came with
expansion into the mature North
American market. After almost 15
years, MtM now operates a successful
warehouse and sales office in the US.
With an eye on Asias growth markets,
and with support from Austrade, the
Victorian Government and other partners,
MtM has developed new relationships in
China, Thailand, India and Malaysia.

MtM established its own company in


China to deliver door check and gear
shifter technology from a local base.
Shanghai-based MtM Autoparts was
established in late 2008 and recently
achieved technical certification [TS16949]
ensuring the quality of its products in
Chinese markets. With the onus now on
product demonstration, MtM Autoparts
has begun the small-scale manufacture
of door checks.
In 2011, MtM established commercial
relationships in both India and Malaysia.
In India, the companys automatic gear
shifts have been used by Mahindra &
Mahindra in the manufacture of a Sports
Utility Vehicle planned for export to the
US. Whilst in Malaysia, MtM established
a Technical Agreement with resident
manufacturer, Proreka. Working on
behalf of MtM, Proreka markets MtMs
door check and gear shifter technology
throughout the country.
In the long term, MtM hopes to replicate
its strategy in other parts of Asia.

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Photo courtesy of MtM

MtM builds a base in Asia

Introduction
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

Electrical, controls
and interiors
Australia has capability across
audio and visual devices, charging
systems, electrical supply, gauges/
instrumentation, lighting and signalling,
sensors, starting systems, switch
systems, wiring harness design and
manufacture.
Interior systems expertise includes
design and manufacture of flooring
and components, seating and interior
trim, noise suppression, HVAC (heating,
ventilation and air-conditioning),
cockpit modules and instrument cluster
assemblies and controls.

Visit accessautoaustralia.com
and aaaa.com.au to view a
sample of the capabilities
of over 200 automotive parts
and 100 aftermarket export
companies.
Contact your local Austrade
representative for assistance
with connecting with the
Australian businesses that
best suit your requirements.

Australian suppliers are known for the


design and manufacture of innovative
yet competitive automotive seating and
interior solutions for emerging markets,
along with niche, high value-added
products for developed markets.

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Introduction

Aftermarket

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

The automotive aftermarket industry is


concerned with non-original equipment
manufacturing, re-manufacturing,
wholesaling, distribution and retailing
of vehicle parts, accessories, tools,
equipment and services.

KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

Australia has a reputation as a source of


high-quality innovative aftermarket parts
and accessories, including:
4x4 parts and accessories
p
 erformance, racing and tuning parts
and accessories
lamps and lighting
brake components
filters
suspension products
wheels.

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Australias aftermarket component


manufacturers are known for their
flexibility, ability to handle small volume
production runs, exploitation of niches in
the aftermarket sector and being attuned
to current trends.
Australias automotive aftermarket
manufacturers produce for the global
market, designing and delivering
products to markets in north Asia, the
United States, Europe and the Middle
East. Many also supply their product to
passenger motor vehicle manufacturers
as original equipment fitment.

Visit accessautoaustralia.com
and aaaa.com.au to view a
sample of the capabilities
of over 200 automotive parts
and 100 aftermarket export
companies.
Contact your local Austrade
representative for assistance
with connecting with the
Australian businesses that
best suit your requirements.

Image courtesy of Pedders

Pedders earns its place


in automotive heartland
Case study: aftermarket
Australian automotive suspension
company Pedders has translated
Australias unique conditions into a
competitive advantage, taking its products
and expertise to the world, including the
automotive industrys heartland the USA.
Founded in 1950 as a small welding
business, three generations of the Pedder
family have steered the companys growth
to manufacture, distribute and install its
automotive suspension products
in Australia.
Pedders' 116 outlets include franchised and
company owned stores and authorised
dealers. Pedders also exports to Korea,
Thailand, Indonesia, Kenya, Tanzania,
China, South Africa, Malaysia, Japan, New
Zealand and many Middle Eastern regions.

The companys US presence has meant


that products could be marketed through
warehouse distributors, as well as
individual outlets in the US, with orders
fulfilled from products stocked in-market
from their warehouse in Texas.
Pedders has tailored its product line
to international markets. Designed,
built, researched and tested in some
of Australias harshest conditions, the
company believes this makes its
products superior to market competitors.
Pedders has also developed specialist
off-road original equipment and lowered
vehicle applications especially for
overseas markets.

Pedders currently has 80 dealers in the US


and is now working with major distributors
to continue expansion. With the growth
of the business assured, the company
established US representation
in 2005, forming Pedders USA.

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Introduction

Education and training

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Australias vocational training sector is


recognised in the Asia-Pacific region
as a provider of exceptional targeted
training. A broad range of industry-led
education programs and courses has
helped Australia develop an international
reputation for equipping students with
the knowledge and skills to succeed in
the global automotive industry.

KEY FACTS
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

Industry links are fundamental to the


success of Australias education and
training system. In the automotive
industry, programs are designed to offer
practical and relevant skills across the
industrys two distinct sectors the
manufacturing sector and the retail,
services and repair sector.

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Addressing human capital development


is a growing concern in many countries,
including Australia. As the worlds vehicle
fleet continues to expand, developing
a strong workforce is of increasing
importance. Overcoming challenges
and taking advantage of emerging
technologies and trends is
a key priority.
Australias education
and training institutions provide a
range of solutions to meet the needs
of workforce development within the
automotive industry.

Contact your local Austrade


representative for assistance
with connecting with the
Australian education and
training providers that best suit
your requirements. Request a
copy of Automotive Education:
Australian Capabilities for
more detailed information
about Australias automotive
education and training
capabilities.

Photo courtesy of Kangan Institute

Kangan Institute
teaches automotive
excellence
Case study: education and training
With more than 40,000 enrolments every
year, Melbourne-based Kangan Institute
is one of Australias leading automotive
training providers, with nationallyaccredited programs delivered at its
state-of-the-art Automotive Centre
of Excellence (ACE).
Featuring cutting-edge facilities such as
a modern range of dynamometers, an
emissions testing centre, a brake test
stand, the latest diagnostic tools and
extensive workshop spaces, the ACE
provides automotive learners with a
complete hands-on training environment
and many opportunities to network with
industry leaders involved with product
research and testing on campus.

Recent international projects include


heavy vehicle training for mining
operations (Laos), hybrid vehicle training
(Mauritius), after-sales service training
(Malaysia), heavy vehicle training
(Indonesia) and automotive teacher
training (India).
Kangan Institute currently trains
international automotive students from
China, Korea, India, Pakistan, Thailand,
Philippines and Japan. All courses are
developed with industry partners and
provide pathways to careers in the
automotive field or to further study in
Australian universities.

With a reputation for excellence extending


beyond Australia, the ACE is known as
a must visit site on the itinerary of any
automotive international delegation to
Melbourne. Kangan Institute has helped
to improve the competitiveness of
automotive businesses across the world.

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Introduction
INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
INDUSTRY STRENGTHS
FURTHER
INFORMATION

The following are some of the


government and industry bodies
involved in the Australian
automotive industry.
Contact your local Austrade
representative about connecting
and partnering with the Australian
automotive industry.
austrade.gov.au

GOVERNMENT AND
Industry associations
Access Auto Australia is a joint
government and industry initiative
providing a single capability
reference source online.
accessautoaustralia.com
Department of Industry, Innovation,
Climate Change, Science, Research
and Tertiary Education focuses
on promoting innovation across the
economy and shaping the businesses,
industries and workforce to turn
these opportunities into outcomes.
The department provides policy and
program support for the automotive
sector and coordinates the activities
of the Automotive Industry Envoy and
the Automotive Supplier Advocate.
innovation.gov.au

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Federation of Automotive Products


Manufacturers is the peak body
representing manufacturers engaged
in the production of a comprehensive
range of automotive components. FAPM
has formal bilateral relationships with
its counterpart bodies in India, Korea,
Malaysia and Indonesia, providing
a platform for ongoing collaboration
between members of the respective
organisations. fapm.com.au
Australian Automotive Aftermarket
Association is concerned with
aftermarket product manufacturing,
wholesaling and distribution plus retailing
of all vehicle parts, accessories, tools,
equipment and services. aaaa.com.au
Industry Capability Network offers a
new business source for suppliers and a
sophisticated product search service for
project managers. icn.org.au
Auto Parts Recyclers of Australia
Association provides services to its
membership to facilitate continued
education, growth and development
of the auto parts recycling industry.
apraa.com

Auto Skills Australia is the body


responsible for the development and
maintenance of nationally accredited
automotive training qualifications in
Australia. autoskillsaustralia.com.au
Society of Automotive Engineers
Australasia is a not for profit
organisation that promotes the relevance
of automotive-related technologies
to governments, industry and the
community in general.
saea.com.au
Society of Plastics Engineers
is a member network of leading
engineers, scientists and other plastics
professionals, including technicians,
salespeople, marketers, retailers and
representatives from tertiary industries.
4spe.org/technical-groups/sections/
australia-new-zealand
Federal Chamber of Automotive
Industries is the peak industry
organisation representing the
manufacturers and importers of
passenger vehicles, light commercial
vehicles and motorcycles in Australia.
fcai.com.au

The Australian Trade Commission


Austrade is the Australian Governments
trade, investment and education
promotion agency.
Through a global network of offices, Austrade
assists Australian companies to grow their
international business, attracts productive
foreign direct investment into Australia
and promotes Australias education
sector internationally.
Austrade helps companies around the world
to source Australian goods and services.
We can help you reduce the time, risk and
cost involved in sourcing suppliers by:
h
 elping you identify and contact
Australian suppliers
 providing insight on Australian capabilities
a
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services out of Australia to help you grow
your business.
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businesses with the needs of international
markets. We can open the door to a world
of opportunities for your business.

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