The establishment of the AIC would not have been possible without the funding support of the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. This was an original concept for the automotive industry in Australia and we are grateful for the support and collaboration of Departmental officials who worked with us through changes in the scope of the project as we brought this centre from concept to reality. AAAA is proud to launch this state-of-the-art facility which will support the future of automotive product manufacturing in Australia with the full support of both Governments and their Departments.