Australian Arrow (Yazaki) were the farsighted business who first suggested establishing the sister city relationship between Frankston and Susono in March 1980. Yazaki's worldwide headquarters are located in our Japanese sister city and their Oceania operations were established here in the City of Frankston in 1973.
Over the past 44 years Australian Arrow have supplied the technical design and production of electronic components and wire harnesses installed in every car manufactured in Australia, up until this year. With the unfortunate downturn in the Australia car industry, Australian Arrow will cease operations by the end of this month.
Australian Arrow are leaving, but they are also leaving a lasting legacy for the Frankston Mornington Peninsula community by generously donating $50,000 to Peninsula Health. The money will be used for a major refurbishment of the birthing suites at Frankston Hospital.
|David Anderson, Colin Hampton, Craig O’Donohue, Mike Lush, Kim Holland, |
Frankston Susono Friendship Association Chairperson Peter Patterson and Sharyn Hayles
Image courtesy of Jessica Mills, Peninsula Health Media
For a more detailed report, please follow the links below:
Peninsula Health website:
The Frankston Times online article: