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Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited (Ford Australia) is a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, founded in Geelong, Victoria, in 1925.

The company designs, engineers, and imports award-winning and best-selling cars, SUVs and trucks. Ford Australia’s portfolio includes Focus, Mondeo, Mustang, EcoSport SUV, Escape SUV, Everest SUV, Endura SUV, Ranger, Ranger Raptor pickup truck and Transit commercial vans. From 2020, Ford Motor Company will expand its product offering to the Australian market to include electrified vehicles in addition to petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles.

Australia is a key product development hub for Ford, with the company investing more than $1.4 billion in research and development in Australia between 2016-18. More than $500 million of investment is planned for 2019.

Ford Australia is Australia’s largest automotive employer, with more than 2000 engineers, designers, technical and automotive specialists working at four locations across Victoria. Australia-based engineers and designers lead the development of award-winning vehicles such as the Ford Ranger pickup and Everest SUV.

  After over 50 years in Australia and with headquarters at Port Melbourne, Toyota Australia has grown to be one of Australia's leading manufacturer and distributor of motor vehicles.  
 

PACCAR Australia has a proud 50-year history of manufacturing and selling trucks and related services and parts in Australia. From its inception in 1966, to the production of the 60,000th Kenworth truck in 2017, the importing and selling of the award winning DAF Trucks and the local assembly of the CF85.510 prime mover in 2018, all supported and complemented by PACCAR Parts, PACCAR Financial and most recently PacLease, the company has celebrated a number of significant milestones. By taking the best practices in product and service development from PACCAR Inc. and, not just adapting them for the local market but reengineering them to suit the unique Australian conditions, PACCAR Australia has been awarded a range of accolades for its commitment to Australian manufacturing, its employees and innovation.

  LEAP have a long established reputation for successfully delivering Computer Aided Engineering CAE software and services to hundreds of Australian and New Zealand customers – from global leaders to small local companies. Their team of highly qualified and experienced engineers provide support, training, advice and customisation in their area of expertise, such as CAD, CAM, Simulation and Product Development tools such as IoT and Augmented Reality (AR).

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  RACV operates in the areas of motoring and other transport, the home, leisure and travel, and retail. We provide products and services such as emergency roadside and home assistance, insurance and finance, resorts, other leisure and travel services, home security, drive school and vehicle inspections. 
 

Motorsport Australia (previously known as the Confederation of Australia Motor Sport (CAMS)) is a not-for-profit member-based organisation focused on the development, regulation and administration of motorsport across Australia.

Motorsport Australia has been the custodian of motorsport in Australia since 1953. The organisation is the Australian delegated National Sporting Authority (ASN) by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body for world motorsport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations; a responsibility held since 1958.


In Pit Lane is an Australian motor sports television show produced in conjunction with RMITV currently broadcasting on C31 Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia with the support of Dynotech - Dyno Dynamics. It is viewed by over 57′000 viewers every week
  GOTAFE offer accredited courses of various subjects in world class facilities in Northern Victoria with campuses in Shepparton, Benalla, Wangaratta, Seymour and more.  Wangarrat's Docker Street Campus is the hub of training in the North East region. This campus includes the Wangaratta Skills and Jobs Centre.

GOTAFE is the trading name of Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE (RTO 3094)


 
Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) is a public sector/private sector collaboration between the Department of Defense and Manpower Services (Australia) to provide an integrated recruitment organisation for the Australian Defense Force (ADF).
  Altair Engineering is an American product design and development, engineering software and cloud computing software company. Altair was founded by James R Scapa, George Christ, and Mark Kistner in 1985.


ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

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Benalla is home of the renowned Benalla Art Gallery, high speed action at the Winton Motor Raceway, street art, silo art, the nationally significant Winton Wetlands, events, cafes and much more. For more information www.enjoybenalla.com.au

 

The Rural City of Wangaratta is a vibrant, evolving city that encompasses distinctive towns with unique offerings that make this municipality great. We’re known for our waterways, our rugged beauty, surrounds of different landscapes as well as being home to some of Australia’s best local produce. For more information visit www.visitwangaratta.com.au

 

While local manufacturing will end in 2017, Holden is looking forward to building on our 150 year Australian history. With over 200 dealerships, a local Proving Ground to tune and test cars and over 14,000 employees across the nation, Holden is looking forward to a long Australian future. 

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