Recent assembly plant closures and production cuts in Australia have claimed another supplier victim in the state of Victoria - administrators have been appointed to oversee restructuring and find a buyer for upholstery parts maker Teson Trims which, local reports said, was contracted to supply parts for the new hybrid Toyota Camry and currently employs 130 workers at two sites.

"The aim of our administration is to keep the business running, whilst we look for a buyer, pursue every opportunity for the employees to retain their jobs and maximise the return to the creditors," administrator Matthew Byrnes at Grant Thornton Melbourne told Australian Associated Press.

Teson Trims'troubles came soon after brake component manufacturer PBR laid off 80 workers from its East Bentleigh factory in Melbourne's southeast.

The day before PBR's 28 August announcement, car axle parts supplier Unidrive said it would sack 40 workers from its Melbourne factory, while Kenworth Trucks announced it would cut 80 manufacturing staff from its Melbourne factory on 26 August.

Ford Australia last month said it would cut 350 jobs from its Victorian plants in Geelong (engines) and Broadmeadows (vehicle assembly) in mid-November.

Mitsubishi Australia shut its South Australia car plant completely last March.