Australian Suppliers Threatened by Globalization

The homeland of Men at Work (although singer Colin Hay's actually a Scot) is a bit worried about their automotive suppliers. Australia's auto industry's always marched to the beat of a different drummer, but that may be changing somewhat, so the nation sent a delegation to Detroit to see what the future looks like, and for many smaller Australian suppliers, it could be kinda grim, as Ford and GM work to globally standardize more and more platforms and vehicles.

Design blow for car parts makers [The Age, Australia]

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Weighing in on Detroit from Down Under [Internal]