Help secure our automotive future

Key government, industry and union members met in Melbourne on June 7 to discuss where Australia's automotive sector is heading.

Representatives from Ford, Holden and Toyota were present, as were representatives from the Australian, Victorian and South Australian governments.

The $76 million package, which the government has put together in response to Ford's announcement that they would stop manufacturing vehicles locally in October 2016, was discussed and welcomed by all in attendance.

Ford's decision to contribute $10 million to Industry and Innovation Funds was also acknowledged.

It was concluded at the meeting that everyone in Australia has a role to play in securing the future of this important industry.

Through community involvement and cooperation, as well as the financial support mentioned above, we can ensure Australia is a world leader when it comes to vehicle production and innovation.

You can do your bit to support Australia's automotive industry by choosing locally manufactured vehicles for your fleet.

With Smartfleet's software for fleet management, finding and buying Australian-made vehicles is quick and straightforward.

This fleet software includes a state-of-the-art procurement management system that gives you access to an Australia-wide dealer network.

In a competitive tendering environment, dealers submit their best offers and fleet managers decide which cars will best suit the needs of their businesses and fleets.

This online system makes it easy as pie to procure locally manufactured vehicles and demonstrate your commitment to Australian manufacturing.

If you outsource your fleet services to Smartfleet, the procurement process is even more simple. When you want to purchase a new vehicle, you just need to let us know which model and supplier you prefer, and we take care of the rest!

So, what are you waiting for? Help secure Australia's automotive future by contacting Smartfleet today.