5 Nov 2012

Job losses predicted at ar makers

5:56 am on 5 November 2012

Job losses at major car makers in Australia are predicted after Autodom, a car parts supplier, was placed into voluntary administration.

The company indefinitely closed its sites in Victoria and Adelaide on Friday.

Autodom supplies bumper bars and brake parts to Ford, Holden and Toyota.

Chief executive Calvin Stead told the ABC that business had dropped by half since 2008. He said negotiations were underway to restructure the group.

The company had 400 employees.

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union said there are a lot of redundancies at Ford and other places and a lot of people are going to be looking for work.