Ararat's AME: Holden closure to have no direct impact

ARARAT - The decision to close Holden factories in Australia by the end of 2016-17 will not have a direct impact on AME Systems according to general manager, Dean Pinniger.

Mr Pinniger said the local company would not be affected when Holden's Port Melbourne engine plant closes at the end of 2016 or when the engineering centre shuts down by the end of 2017.

"The (Holden) announcement will not directly affect us at AME because we are not a first tier supplier to any car makers," he said.

"We could see some change, but only from a second tier perspective and that would be very minimal. It would only be the case if we source any of our components from a company which supports the car industry.

"If that's the situation then we would be able to resource those components from another company, so it won't affect us."

Mr Pinniger said AME System's products including electrical wiring harnesses are mainly used in heavy transport and special purpose vehicles.

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