Kiyosu, Japan – Toyoda Gosei Co has decided to end production at its Australian subsidiary Toyoda Gosei Australia Pty. Ltd. due to what it called “customers’ withdrawal from production in Australia”.
The Japanese auto-parts producer said it would remain fully committed to supporting all of its approximately 150 employees in Australia in transitioning to a new career.
The company said it would decide when to end production at the Edwardstown plant based on its customers’ schedules.
There had been no alternative but to make “this painful decision”, said Naoki Miyazaki, president of Toyoda Gosei.
The plant, which was set up in 1996 in South Australia, produces safety systems, automotive sealing products, as well as products for automotive interiors and exteriors.