By 1926, GM had established factories in Queensland, Newstead, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria and Marrickville among others.
For Holden however, things were not looking great. The Great Depression had struck, pushing the company to the brink of collapse. This is where GM came to its rescue, making Holden its subsidiary company, thus forming the new company that every Australian is now familiar with, GM Holden.
In 1938, GM Holden began having visions of an Australian mass-design car, made for Australian conditions. The first fully-manufactured GM Holden car, the 48-215 FX, was launched in 1948. The rest, as they say is history.
For years now, GM Holden has remained at the forefront of the Australian automotive industry. The Holden Commodore has been widely praised as the all-Australian car, versatile and classy. Holden’s famous ‘lion and stone’ symbol, which represents human’s invention of the wheel, is now its logo.