ACM jumps at Holden site for new factory

Crane manufacturing site centred on former Holden facility

ACM jumps at Holden site for new factory
ACM will base its new factory in Adelaide


Australian Crane and Machinery (ACM), the Victorian-based crane, elevated work platform (EWP) and truck-conversion company, has taken advantage of South Australia’s investment strategy and taken over Adelaide’s former Holden manufacturing site.

ACM is spending $16 million on a new crane manufacturing centre on the former Holden site at Elizabeth, with production expected to begin in early next year.

The company is receiving a $2.2 million grant from the state government’s Economic Investment Fund to establish the facility that will cover up to 28,000 square metres and "enable ACM to compete in the international market and grow its exports of technically-advanced, large-scale equipment", government body Investment Attraction South Australia (IASA) says.

IASA quotes ACM MD Ben Potter as saying the company is excited to bring manufacturing to Adelaide.

"Our ACM products are designed for the world and are globally competitive, and due to the ever-increasing global population and customer demand, ACM needs to expand our manufacturing facilities," Potter says.

"We have chosen South Australia as the location for ACM’s newest production facility, due to the presence of skilled labour, engineers and a stable workforce and political environment. 

"The location is excellent for export market shipping and access to wind farms where our largest units are used for maintenance. 

"Of course, the weather is also great, which is important for us working and testing our machines in the field."

"ACM products are on the cutting edge of technological innovation, and we’re also developing greener, battery-powered machines with a lower environmental impact."

Along with truck-mounted EWPs, ACM also produces a range of road rail vehicles.


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