It’s been a time coming with the not unexpected news that Ford Australia will stop making cars in Australia and follow Mitsubishi and Nissan into import only status. The knock on effect will be massive; with companies Australia and world wide to be affected by this in no longer being called upon to supply parts. Then there’s the human cost, with a couple of thousand of workers to be made jobless as a direct result.
At the time of writing the estimated time for the closure is 2016. A sad, sad day for the Australian automotive and manufacturing industries.