HVIA sees AdBlue progress as part of longer journey

Hacking offers note of caution as nation works through shortage

HVIA sees AdBlue progress as part of longer journey
Todd Hacking


Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has added a note of caution to positive vibes on the country’s AdBlue production effort.

Though having expressed great satisfaction earlier this month that moves by Incitec Pivot Ltd (IPL), supported by the federal government were heading towards success, HVIA believes it is not there yet.

HVIA chief executive Todd Hacking told ABC News this week that while the increased supply is good news, there is still more work to be done, as details on where IPL’s efforts had got supply to emerged.

Read IPL and the government on AdBlue production levels, here

"That three million litres-a-week is really helping to stabilise the current shortage and we are seeing the day-by-day improvement of AdBlue nationwide," Hacking said.

"It's still a day-by-day proposition, but we are certainly in a much more stable position with supply than we were pre-Christmas.

"We are still not out of the woods. It's certainly something the government and industry are monitoring every day, but we are much more confident than we were six weeks ago."

Hacking said he was "cautiously optimistic" about future supplies, but that without the IPL deal, Australia would have been in "a great deal of strife" in the short term.

"The ongoing challenge is what happens in the medium and long term when this IPL deals comes to an end," he said.

"The lesson out of this is that for such a critical good we can't just rely on one country to supply it."



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