Toyota Gone in 2017!

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  1. Lovey80

    Lovey80 Well-Known Member

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    Just announced on the ABC/ Breaking news! Toyota to be pulling out of Australia in 2017.

    Was always going to happen. Time to re-skill in a different industry. We simply can not compete in manufacturing of any type that is intensive in Labor. It's as simple as that.
     
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    raise import taxes on cars they will come back
     
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    I'm sure they've had their accountants assessing the costs of the parts in their supply chain without Holden around, since long before Holden made their own announcement. Being the only end consumer of the local parts industry obviously has been determined to be unprofitable.

    I believe this will only be the second Toyota plant to ever close, worldwide. The other was a joint venture with GM in California.
     
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    Oh what a feeling!..........I keep eating Vindaloo for lunch despite the consequences
     
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    Will never happen unless the global reset finally occurs.

    On the other hand without a domestic car industry the restrictions of so called grey imports, where people import cars themselves rather than buy from dealers, should be scrapped. Even that I can't see action on that within 10 years. And the luxury car tax! It covers so many non-luxury cars now it is absurd.
     
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    On the bright side, if we no longer manufacture any cars in Aus then gov will be forced to lift import taxes and rules (for individuals), like NZ. Which may get interesting.
     
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    This is exactly the point where I believe Oz has itself in serious trouble........Overpriced RE and living expenses forcing workers to join unions and demand higher pays.

    Mind you I do think the 12% is too high to ask for.......My old job of ten years we used to be happy with 3% over 3 years.
     
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    And again, not a lot of sympathy for the Toyota 'workers' who like the others, have been at war with the hated bosses for decades.

    Each 'victory" made their demise more certain.

    Starvation awaits!


    OC
     
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    .........but come the revolution the bosses will be up against a wall, and the AK47s will come out and...........

    Workers unite!


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    The productivity commission raised the point of removing the restrictions on grey imports, this needs to happen like now!
     
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    yeah heard that with toyota and holden gone come 2017 australia will actually be in a recession with a 21 billion hole every year.
     
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    They will all be long gone before 2017. Ford is already talking about pulling out earlier as their new car sales have plumetted.
     
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    ^^^Yes this exactly.......Ford have recently announced they're cutting 300 jobs this year because sales numbers are down and I believe the others will follow..........2014 onwards is the beginning of the Oz version of the 'Great Recession' same as U.S has been suffering for five years now.
     
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    In a perfect world, A consortium of investors could buy the tooling, hire new staff under a new (lower pay) award and start making baseline models cheap for the domestic market.

    They still make landrover defenders, 70's series landcruisers (and 60's tech cars in India).
     
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    Suicide unions. They think that they can face down the world's largest car manufacturer? In a tiny, dying market at the bottom of the planet?

    I wonder if the workers will ever understand that the unions have ended their livelihoods.
     
  17. ego2spare

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    Landrover is an indian company. Does land rover still make those there or just "some guys"??
     
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    Dunnoh. But they were still making and selling VW Beetles in mexico into the late 80's.

    They weren't pretty or comfortable but they were affordable transport for their buyers, made a profit for the company and provided jobs for the workers & taxes for the Govt..
     
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    They only pulled the pin in the last 10 years ;)
     
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