Due to its customers’ withdrawal from production in Australia, Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. has decided to end production at its Australian subsidiary Toyoda Gosei Australia Pty. Ltd. (TGAU).

Toyoda Gosei said it is committed to fully supporting all of its approximately 150 employees in Australia in transitioning to a new career. Toyoda Gosei will decide when production will end based on its customers’ schedules.

Naoki Miyazaki, president of Toyoda Gosei, thanked workers for their efforts in producing outstanding products and enhancing quality, but said that there had been no alternative but to make this painful decision. He also acknowledged the 76 years of manufacturing at the Edwardstown plant and the 19 years since Toyoda Gosei established a joint venture with Bridgestone Australia in 1996.