Some 1,153,111 new vehicles were sold in Australia last year (almost 1.5 per-cent of global production) and currently there are more than 18 million vehicles on our roads, confirming our vibrant automotive sector’s major role in the lives of most of us.

The vast distances in Australia – and our lifestyle - underscore this reliance on road transportation.

And the automotive sector is a conduit to numerous supplier companies who provide support services such as component manufacture, logistics, transport, training, human resources, sales and advertising/marketing support.