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SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR – SUMITOMO AUSTRALIA GROUP

4th December 2009

Sumitomo Australia Group has taken out the top honour at the Supplier of the Year awards organised by the peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). The awards ceremony was held at the Melbourne Town Hall with guests of honour,... More…

TAX BREAK SPURS EXCEPTIONAL NEW CAR SALES RESULT

3rd December 2009

Businesses taking advantage of government tax incentives to purchase light commercials and SUVs have helped the November new vehicle market rise by almost 20 per cent. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 85,833 passenger cars, SUVs and... More…

AUTO INDUSTRY WELCOMES CRACKDOWN ON PORT MONOPOLY

3rd December 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has welcomed an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) decision to impose tough new conditions on port facilities operator, Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT).... More…

VEHICLE EMISSIONS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE

23rd November 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has welcomed a report from the National Transport Commission (NTC) that highlights the improvement in emissions from new vehicles. “The report confirms the industry is ahead... More…

CAR SALES RISE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A YEAR

5th November 2009

The October new car market provides evidence of a broadening economic recovery with sales up on a year ago for the first time in 16 months. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 80,813 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold... More…

MOTORCYCLE BUYERS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ECONOMIC INCENTIVES

12th October 2009

Figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show 82,601 motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were sold in the nine months to September – a 14.4 per cent decline compared to the same period in 2008. “The motorcycle market has faced a period... More…

FURTHER SIGNS OF CONSOLIDATION IN THE NEW VEHICLE MARKET

6th October 2009

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 78,131 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in September 2009. “This was a good month with a stronger than expected result,” FCAI Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said.... More…

KEY LEGISLATION UNDERPINS JOBS AND AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION

16th September 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has welcomed the passage of a key element of the Federal Government’s New Car Plan for a Greener Future; the Automotive Transformation Scheme. “The passage of this... More…

CAR INDUSTRY URGES SENATE TO SUPPORT CRUCIAL LEGISLATION

14th September 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has urged the Senate to get behind the industry and support legislation establishing a crucial element of the Federal Government’s New Car Plan for a Greener Future; the... More…

PRIVATE BUYERS RETURNING TO CAR SHOWROOMS

3rd September 2009

The latest new vehicle sales data shows private buyers have begun returning to showrooms in greater numbers adding to the demand from businesses who continue to take advantage of stimulus measures. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that... More…

CHANGES TO THE COMPONENT DONATION PROGRAMME

31st August 2009

The Component Donation Programme (CDP) was established by vehicle manufacturers to provide a facility to donate engines and components so that students can undertake their TAFE studies with the latest technology. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) will now operate the successful... More…

NEW PRESIDENT – FEDERAL CHAMBER OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES

31st August 2009

The Executive Committee of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has elected incoming GM Holden Chairman and Managing Director, Alan Batey, as its new President. Mr Batey replaces Mark Reuss who stepped down as Holden Chairman and MD and FCAI President to take up a senior executive... More…

SUPPLY CHAIN VITAL TO AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

26th August 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), welcomes the quick action that has been taken to keep component manufacturer ACL trading. “A reliable supply chain is vital to the success of the Australian automotive... More…

CAR INDUSTRY URGES SUPPORT FOR CRUCIAL LEGISLATION

19th August 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has urged the Federal Opposition not to delay or frustrate the passage of legislation establishing a crucial element of the Federal Government’s New Car Plan for a Greener... More…

BUSINESS SALES CONTINUE TO PROVIDE A BOOST TO CAR MARKET

5th August 2009

The latest new vehicle sales data shows business sales remain strong and there have been improvements in the small car, sports car and SUV segments. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 75,333 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles... More…

AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY REJECTS ANTI-COMPETITIVE PORT FACILITIES

27th July 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to reject port facilities operator, Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT), application to be allowed to... More…

HALF YEARLY MOTORCYCLE SALES RESULT 2009

7th July 2009

Sales of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) have remained strong, despite a fall in overall motorcycle sales for the first half of the year. Figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show 55,500 motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were sold in the six... More…

BUSINESS SALES BOOST CAR MARKET IN JUNE

3rd July 2009

The latest new vehicle sales data shows encouraging results with clear signs the market has been boosted by strong, additional demand from business sales. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 102,847 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial... More…

CAR INDUSTRY COMMITTED TO FURTHER CO2 REDUCTIONS

2nd July 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), supports the COAG decision to conduct an evaluation of options to lower carbon emissions from vehicles. "The automotive industry is committed to reducing vehicle emissions and... More…

VEHICLE SAFETY CONTINUES TO IMPROVE

23rd June 2009

Australians continue to embrace lifesaving Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems with the technology fitted to almost seven out of ten new vehicles. Latest figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show 65.6 per cent of new passenger cars and Sports Utility... More…

BUSINESS TAKES ADVANTAGE OF TAX BREAK ON NEW VEHICLES

3rd June 2009

There is positive news in the latest vehicle sales figures with increased business purchases providing a much-needed confidence boost to the market. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 75,439 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles... More…

AUSTRALIA HOSTS INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE CONFERENCE

20th May 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has this week hosted the International Motorcycle Manufacturers’ Association (IMMA) General Assembly in Melbourne. “This is the first time Australia has hosted an IMMA... More…

BUSINESS TAX BREAK PROVIDES A BOOST FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

14th May 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has welcomed the passage of legislation that will provide a tax break for new investment, including the purchase of business vehicles. “The industry welcomes the timely,... More…

FEDERAL BUDGET PROVIDES BIG SAVINGS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES WHO BUY A NEW VEHICLE

12th May 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), says the Federal Government’s Budget decision to increase and extend the investment tax break for small business provides a valuable incentive for new vehicle sales.... More…

INDUSTRY PREPARES FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO TAKE TO AUSTRALIAN ROADS

8th May 2009

The peak body representing manufacturers and importers of new vehicles, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has taken steps to prepare for the introduction of plug-in electric and electric-hybrid vehicles into the Australian market. The FCAI has established an Electric Vehicle... More…

FALL IN APRIL NEW VEHICLE SALES

5th May 2009

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 63,965 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in April 2009 – down 23.9 per cent (20,096 vehicles) compared to the same month in 2008. “While the figures confirm that market... More…

MOTORCYCLE SALES FALL DURING FIRST QUARTER

9th April 2009

Figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show 26,241 motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were sold to the end of March – a 15.5 per cent decline compared to the same period in 2008. “There are signs that the motorcycle market has... More…

FIRST QUARTER NEW VEHICLE SALES RESULT

3rd April 2009

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 75,650 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in March 2009 – down 17.1 per cent (15,635 vehicles) compared to the same month in 2008. “This result is certainly down on a... More…

NEW VEHICLE SALES FALL 21.9 % IN FEBRUARY

4th March 2009

Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 70,241 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold in February 2009 - down 21.9 per cent (19,657 vehicles) compared to the same month in 2008. "This result is consistent with the trend of... More…

NEW CAR MARKET DOWN 18.5% IN JANUARY

4th February 2009

The continuing impact of the global financial crisis forced a downturn in new vehicle sales during January but the industry hopes new fiscal measures will help stabilise the market. Official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that 67,079 passenger... More…

BREAKTHROUGH AGREEMENT FOR FUTURE MOTOR SHOWS

3rd February 2009

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), organiser of the Sydney motor show and organisers of the Melbourne motor show, the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), and its new car division, AADA (Vic), are pleased to announce the formation of a Motor Show Joint Venture. The... More…

INDUSTRY ENDORSES MOTORCYCLE SAFETY INITIATIVE

29th January 2009

The peak body representing the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has thrown its support behind a Victorian initiative to promote motorcycle safety. "The industry endorses the program and acknowledges its positive role in raising awareness of... More…

MOTORCYCLE SALES SOAR TO RECORD LEVELS

14th January 2009

Motorcycle sales set a new record in 2008 with increasing numbers of Australians turning to two-wheeled transport. Official figures released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 134,112 motorcycles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles were sold last year – an... More…

STRONG FINISH FOR NEW VEHICLE SALES IN 2008

6th January 2009

For the second year in a row and only the second time ever, Australians bought more than one-million new vehicles during a calendar year. Official VFACTS data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show that 1,012,164 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles... More…