|Holden's factory and surrounding industrial area|
The largest single industrial site is being developed by General Motors-Holden’s Pty. Limited. The Company has progressively established an impressive plant on its 312-Acre area since 1958.
Several manufacturers supplying the Australian market (and, in some cases, the overseas market) have begun production in new factories at Elizabeth – Pinnock Manufacturing Co. Ltd., is making domestic sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, floor polishers, oil space heaters, lawn movers and slotted steel angle; Broons Containers (S.A.) Pty. Ltd., makes fibreboard containers and packaging materials; and Texas Instruments Australia Limited, which is a subsidiary of Texas Instruments Incorporated of the United States of America, is producing non-ferrous cold rolled strip and electrical control devices.
Schrader-Scovill Company Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of the Scovill Manufacturing Company Incorporated of the United States of America, manufactures air valve equipment; Kenwood Peerless Proprietary Limited, a subsidiary of Kenwood Manufacturing Company Limited, of the United Kingdom, is manufacturing a range of food mixers and food processing items. Caterpillar of Australia Ltd., a subsidiary of Caterpillar Tractor Company of the United States of America, is manufacturing forklift handling vehicles.
Electric storage batteries are made at Elizabeth by South Australian Battery Makers Pty. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Chloride Electrical Storage Co. Ltd., of England, the largest battery makers in the British Commonwealth. Bliss Welded Products Ltd., a subsidiary of Gulf & Western Industries of the United States of America, manufactures intravenous fluids.
Pyrotechnics Pty. Ltd. has established a unit to manufacture fireworks and commercial pyrotechnics in this State. Ernest Wirth Pty. Limited, and an associate company, Kentish Clothes Pty. Limited, are manufacturing tailors of men’s ready-made suits and sports clothes. James Hardie and Co. Pty. Limited manufactures “Fibrolite” asbestos cement pressure water pipe. Australian Liquid Air Pty. Limited a subsidiary of Societe L’Air Liquide of France manufactures industrial gases.
Metal manufactures (S.A.) Pty. Ltd., which is well-known as the largest manufacturer in Australia of non-ferrous wires and cables. Cable Makers Australia (S.A.) Proprietary Limited is also well-known in Australia and manufactures a range of cables and wires.
Worldwide Cams Pty. Ltd., as subsidiary of Alberta Trailer Company (1961) Ltd., of Canada, is manufacturing industrial trailer camps. L.B. Stockdale Pty. Ltd., which has a close association with the well-known machine tool manufacturer, Kerry’s (Great Britain) Ltd., is active in machine tool manufacture and reprecisioning.
Some 30 other companies have also established at Elizabeth and between them cover a wide variety of service industry and manufacturing activities such as :- mechanical and electrical engineering; radio, T.V. and electrical appliance repairs; transport and shipping agents; garden nursery supplies; structural, general and precision engineering; printing; crash repairs and spray painting and manufacture of aerated waters; sheet metal products; rotary brooms and concrete products.
How many of these survive today?