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APV Test Centre featured on Channel 7 news during the recent visit by the Hon Darren Chester, the Federal Minister for Transport

Australian Performance Vehicles Pty Ltd - Monday, November 21, 2016


The Hon Darren Chester, the Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, along with Mr James Goodwin, Chief Executive Officer of ANCAP, (the Australasian New Car Assessment Program), visited the APV Test Centre on November 16th, to tour the facilities and to later meet with Media from Channel 7 to discuss the rising Australian road toll and the importance of the New Car Assessment Program.


Darren Chester, discussing Bull Bar test programs with Steve Cooper, General Manager for APV Engineering and Testing Services.

During the visit Darren, had the opportunity to see first-hand Australia’s most advanced test facility of its type supporting advanced manufacturing in Australia and our contribution to road safety, survivability, and passive safety systems - (systems that ensure occupant protection, whether it be motor cars, military vehicles, helicopters, etc,etc).


In addition to the testing for ANCAP on vehicle safety and a live Bull Bar test, Darren and James, witnessed Airbag Deployments, Child Seat Testing, Car Seat Cover and Industrial Durability testing that was underway for our customers. It is hard not to come away impressed from such a visit.

Similarly, they could see the extensive work going on behind the scenes into our Seatbelt and Military Restraint development and testing – all Australian designed and manufactured product, from which 40% of revenues are derived from exports.


Steve Cooper discussing the technology by Crash Dummies, and the future investment in modernisation of the Test Centre for World SID.


James Goodwin explaining the importance of purchasing a 5 star vehicle and even with a limited budget that we can all be safer driving a second hand 5 star vehicle manufactured in the last 5 years that a vehicle over 10 years old.
The Hon Darren Chester visit to the test centre.
The Hon Darren Chester at the APV Test Centre regarding Road Safety. Channel 7 news feed on Nov 16th, 2016.


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