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7th March, 2016 · Profile Vale Michael Tynan – a giant of the industry
The Australian retail automotive industry has lost one of its giants with the death of Michael Tynan OAM after a long battle with cancer. Terry Keating (Chairman) and the Board of AADA expresses sincere condolences...
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7th March, 2016 · Regulation Want more afFordable cars? easy, tax them less
One of the reasons behind the Federal Government’s decision to allow the parallel importation of near-new vehicles is the belief that cars in Australia are too expensive. Retail automotive industry leaders argue that the Government...
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7th March, 2016 · Feature Dealer profitability at 1.5%
The Deloitte Dealer Profitability Report for November 2015 shows that the average Australian Dealer profitability, as measured by net profit as a percentage of sales (NP%S), was 1.5% in November 2015. The result was 0.2...
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7th March, 2016 · Fixed Operations The battle for vehicle-generated data
We live in the Information Age. Anyone with a passing association with marketing will be aware of the ‘D-word’: data. The battle for who owns the data generated by vehicles shapes as one of the...
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7th March, 2016 · Feature More manufacturing jobs to go
Up to 140 workers at Adelaide auto component manufacturer SMR Automotive will lose their jobs as the company restructures in anticipation of Holden’s exit from the local manufacturing industry in 2017. The job losses –...
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7th March, 2016 · Feature Yazaki corporation in breach of Cartel laws
The Federal Court recently ruled that Yazaki Corporation, the parent company of Australian Arrow Pty Ltd, had engaged in collusion with a competitor in the supply of wiring harnesses to Toyota Motor Corporation in Australia....
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