Transport Equipment and Parts Manufacturing in Melbourne's West
The transport equipment and parts manufacturing sector contributes 6,418 jobs (3.2 %) to total employment in Melbourne's west.
Cummins, the world's largest designer and manufacturer of diesel engines, has its Australian headquarters in Laverton in Melbourne's west. Through these facilities, Cummins activities include parts sales and service, phone and technical support, manufacturing, remanufacturing of components, warehousing and distribution, engineering and technical groups and sales and marketing operations.
At its Altona plant, Toyota Australia builds the Camry, Camry Hybrid and V6 Aurion for local and overseas markets. The fully integrated Altona manufacturing plant incorporates state-of-the-art weld, paint and assembly shops to produce cars that have been recognised as Australia's best quality locally-built vehicles. Almost two thirds of the vehicles that roll off the production line at Toyota's Altona plant are destined for overseas customers in 13 export destinations worldwide.