HWL Ebsworth advises RMA Group on bringing iconic Ford F-150 back to Australia

02 May 2022

HWL Ebsworth has advised RMA Automotive Holdings Pty Ltd (RMA Automotive Australia) on its successful appointment by Ford Motor Company of Australia (Ford) under a major contract to remanufacture the 2023 Ford F-150 for the Australian market.

RMA Automotive Australia is a member of the RMA Group, a Thailand-headquartered conglomerate with operations worldwide. The RMA Group has automotive manufacturing centres in Thailand, Turkey, Dubai, South Africa and Australia. They have over 30 years of engineering expertise and rank as a world leading supplier of special vehicles.

The RMA Group currently works closely with Ford Motor Company globally, up-fitting Ford vehicles for emergency, security and industrial use. RMA Group entities have also achieved accreditation as a Ford Motor Company USA Qualified Vehicle Modifier.

Under the contract with Ford, US manufactured F-150s will be imported and remanufactured to right-hand drive by RMA Automotive Australia in Melbourne. The remanufactured F-150s will then be sold through the Ford dealer network in Australia.

The HWL Ebsworth team was led by Justin Pasa (Partner) with support from Ruth Trevenen-Williams (Associate), Jason O’Connell (Partner), Iain McLaren (Special Counsel), and Jefferson Nguon (Solicitor).

HWL Ebsworth is a market leader in providing legal services to the automotive industry.

Note to Editors:

HWL Ebsworth is the largest legal partnership in Australia according to the most recent partnership surveys published by the Australian Financial Review.

The firm comprises 1,562 staff including 271 Partners, 931 other legal staff and 360 support staff across offices in nine locations – Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Hobart, Norwest (North West Sydney), Perth and Sydney.

HWL Ebsworth is an independent, nationally integrated, full service commercial law firm, providing tailored and commercially oriented legal services.

HWL Ebsworth operates a different business model to the other leading national law practices, and this allows us to offer unrivalled value for money without compromising quality and service. Our low ratio of solicitors to partners ensures that our clients receive optimal access to partner resources for all matters.

For further information, please contact:

Russell Mailler, Chief Strategy Officer (03) 8644 3569 rmailler@hwle.com.au or Angelique Kear, National Marketing Manager (02) 9334 8541 akear@hwle.com.au

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