The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) officially opened its Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) on December 12, having given Federal Industry, Science and Technology Minister Karen Andrews a preview tour.
AIC managing director Luke Truskinger and AAAA CEO Stuart Charity were on hand to conduct the official ministerial tour, accompanies by AAAA Board Members and a handful of industry representatives.
The AAAA describes the official AIC opening as “the beginning of a new chapter for the industry”.
It will increase the capability of Australian automotive companies while assisting new product development for local and export markets by providing access to OEM Vehicle Data, 3D scanning capability and world-class testing facilities for electronic stability control and braking performance.
Minister Andrews, a qualified Mechanical Engineer, was reportedly “extremely interested in the AIC development and positive about the potential of the facility to benefit the automotive industry in Australia in a meaningful way”.
AAAA headquarters has moved from Clayton to the new AIC complex, located at 7 Bastow Place in Mulgrave.