Published on October 28th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Holden honours 69 years & 7.6 million vehicles built for Australia and the world
- Company pays tribute to the generations of people within Holden and the supply chain who helped build a legend
- Holden honours a legacy by building a bright future in Australia; company retains 1000 direct staff plus 6000 people across 200-strong national dealer network
- Lion brand to retain world-class Design and Engineering teams working on local and global programs; retention of Lang Lang Vehicle Proving Ground ensures Holdens will always drive and feel like Holdens should
- New vehicle onslaught continues with ongoing commitment to launch 24 new products by 2020, completely transforming Holden showrooms
- Holden’s world-class transition program has resulted in 85% of Holden workers to date successfully transitioning, setting a new benchmark in the industry
- GM Holden last week celebrated nearly 70 years of proud manufacturing heritage with the final Holden Commodore rolling off the Elizabeth line. A private ceremony for employees was held today to mark Holden’s proud manufacturing history and pay tribute to the generations of hard-working men and women who literally built the Holden legend.
Looking to the future, Holden will remain a diversified business and a powerhouse of the Australian automotive industry for many years to come. Employing approximately 1000 direct employees in Melbourne and across national zone offices, Holden will also retain its highly-skilled Design and Engineering teams, working on local and global vehicle and transportation programs. This includes retention of Holden’s world-renowned Design Studios and the famous Lang Lang vehicle Proving Ground near Melbourne in Victoria.
This is in addition to the nearly 6000 people employed across Holden’s 200-strong national dealer network, ensuring Holden’s customers are continued to be looked after and all warranty and spare parts needs continue to be met as they always have been.