An end to locally-made Camrys

More than 50 years of local Camry production ends today, with Toyota closing the doors of its Melbourne factory.

The closure  at the Altona factory would see 2,500 workers lose their jobs, but the car manufacturer said it had done all it could to help employees find new opportunities.

Those who had been with the company for more than 25 years would receive a $200,000 redundancy pay out and life-time discounts on new Toyotas.

More than two million cars have been built in the Altona factory since 1995 but the last Camry would head down the production line at about midday today.

It was the first of Toyota’s mass production factories to close world-wide.