Many assumed the end of the car manufacturing industry in Australia would also see the exit of manufacturing skills, but companies like Flexible Drive continue to reinvent its manufacturing expertise and we go from strength to strength. We supply all types of control systems for the transport, marine, industrial equipment and defence industries but we increasingly find ourselves working with Companies who still need engineering and manufacturing expertise such as ours. We've worked hard to acquire this expertise over the decades and we know it plays an important role in supporting Australian businesses.
So when HSV approached us to help with rapid engineering and bespoke production to continue with right hand drive conversions of their imported vehicles, we knew this relationship would be a natural fit for both of our organisations.
The right hand conversion process is somewhat of a major undertaking. It involves the removal of almost all of the vehicles interior, the fitment of new firewall sections, wiring and ventilation to allow for the new right hand drive steering. The truth of the matter is it's a significant re-engineering task to OEM standards being undertaken at HSV's Clayton production line to make these right hand vehicle conversions to the Silverado and Camaro.
Like all new projects there were issues to resolve to meet everyone’s satisfaction. It’s great to receive such positive feedback in the following note from HSVs Quality Assurance Officer - “Thank you again for your support concerning the Camaro hood release cable. Flexible Drive did an amazing job with the parts turn-around time, very much appreciated.”
Our ISO9001 accreditation is another reason HSV can be assured they are delivered a quality product manufactured to the highest of Australian standards.