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Australian made bearings for new Toyota range

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In a reversal of recent trends, Victorian based Shorlube Industries has pushed aside importers for the supply of bearings critical to the operation of the boot lid in Toyota's new Aurion/Camry range.

The complete boot mechanism is manufactured by APV Components, another Victorian company.

APV chose Shorlube because of a preference for dealing with local companies, which allows APV more control. In one instance, Shorlube responded within a week to a request from APV to double the volume.  APV is also impressed with Shorlube's quality.

Shorlube is a division of ACL Bearing Company, Australia's last manufacturer of sintered metal components.

Using powdered metal alloys as raw material, sintered products are 'moulded' into a wide variety of complex shapes such as gears, filters, bearings and machine parts. Prices and versatility are often comparable to plastics


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