Holden’s plant in Elizabeth, South Australia, will shut its gates for the last time on the 20th of October
General Motors Holden has announced that the last Australian-built Commodore will trundle down the production line at Holden’s production facility in Elizabeth, South Australia on the 20th of October 2017, just short of 60 years of Holden production in Australia.
Production of the Cruze small car range wound up in October, and the final end of Holden production in Australia will see up to 1000 workers made redundant.
Holden says that approximately 70 per cent of these workers have secured work elsewhere post Holden production.
However, the company will still employ a team of 300 designers and 10,000 employees across its Melbourne head office, proving ground and dealer network.
Holden aims to produce a combined total of 30,000 examples of its Commodore, ute and Caprice models by October 20, and all dealers have been allocated their final supply.
Rumours have also been circulating that Holden will produce final examples of the Commodore in three special-edition versions. These rumours are yet to be confirmed.