Premcar expands vehicle manufacturing ops with new assembly plant

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Melbourne automotive manufacturer Premcar has opened its newest vehicle assembly factory to meet the increasing demand for new-vehicle manufacturing from global automakers and authorised new-car importers.

The new facility – set to result in more than 100 new jobs – will be located near Premcar’s current Engineering and Production Centre in Epping, Victoria, with the two facilities projected to double Premcar’s manufacturing and assembly operations.

The new site will include production lines of the Nissan Navara Warrior dual-cab 44 range and the upcoming Patrol Warrior model series, which is expected to be released later this year.

Premcar said it created and engineered each of these model lines in Australia to accommodate the particular driving conditions there.

Both also undergo secondary manufacturing by Premcar in Australia, the company revealed in a news release. 

“This is a rewarding announcement,” said Bernie Quinn, Premcar’s engineering director.

 “Our current Engineering and Production facility has produced more than 5000 new vehicles and adding this new production centre is set to grow this much further,” Quinn remarked. 

He underscored that the new hub will create many new Australian manufacturing jobs, which is especially important for the local automotive industry.

The latest Engineering and Production Centre of Premcar began operations in July 2019. 

The automaker’s new plant expands its Australian new-vehicle manufacturing footprint to over 13,000 square metres.

 “By several measures, Premcar is larger than when it was developing and producing the Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) range in Australia. It’s another great sign Australia’s car-making know-how is thriving,” Quinn stated.

Since 1996, the firm has been in charge of Ford Australia’s high-performance model line under the FPV (Ford Performance Vehicles) name, as well as developing and assembling new-vehicle ranges for Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, and others.