Corporate entry Lucas Industries Australia Ltd (1950s - )
- Manufacturing industry, Aviation or aeronautical industries and Energy
Lucas Industries Australia Ltd was established during the 1950s and was a manufacturer of rubber and plastic components. Between 1962 and 1967 it was the first to develop a polypropylene battery container and lid. Lucas Industries Australia Ltd expanded over the years and moved into the solar and aviation industry where it was a co-producer of the Royal Australian Air Force's Hornet planes. The company had evolved into a global automotive and industrial component manufacturer. At some stage the company was renamed TRW Aeronautical Systems Australia Limited.
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_l.html. Details
Created: 1 August 2001, Last modified: 27 January 2011
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