GM increases its Ontario production
The increased demand stimulates the production of Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain
• Combined sales of Equinox and Terrain are up 100% in Canada and 128% in the U.S. compared to the previous quarter.
• A third-quarter production of the Chevrolet Equinox will be added to the Oshawa plant.
• Workshop CAMI increases its capacity and volume GMC Terrain.
• Seven hundred jobs created in Canada.
In order to answer the growing customer demand for models Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, General Motors has established a unique plan that aims to add a third production shift to its assembly plant in Oshawa Award-Winning able to make the new Equinox.
Currently, the Equinox and Terrain are manufactured to the CAMI Automotive GM plant has Ingersoll, Ontario. As part of this plan, the capacity of the workshop CAMI will be increased to be able to paint and assemble the body of Chevrolet Equinox additional. The bodies of Equinox will then be shipped to the Oshawa plant or Competition, held last assembly, at the same time as the production of models of Chevrolet Impala. This plan will also have CAMI to increase its capacity for models GMC Terrain.
"The established for CAMI map of Oshawa and will allow us to meet the demand of customers for featured products and avoid overproduction judicious use our assets and facilities," stated Mark Reuss, president of GM North America. "This innovative approach will allow us to quickly increase production while being profitable: It goes without saying that we attach paramount importance to these plants and these regions in our North American strategy. "
The third quarter will be set up to produce the Equinox Oshawa will be added to the consolidated chain in October, which will facilitate the return to work of about six hundred employees. At CAMI, all employees laid off will soon be back to work, while about seventy new jobs will be created by the month of August to support the additional Equinox models manufactured at the factory Oshawa.
"This is the most recent initiative among several others for our Canadian mills positive growth," said Kevin Williams, president of GM Canada. "By the end of the year, we intend to remind all employees laid off in the Oshawa plant so that it can support the production of the new Equinox, Regal and Camaro convertible, while at the CAMI plant, we will hire new employees, which is good news for employees, dealers, suppliers and regions concerned.
General Motors of Canada (GMCL), whose registered office is situated in Oshawa, Ontario and employs 9,000 people nationwide. GM Canada built vehicles, manufactures powertrains and activates the full range of vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, as well as related services, through the intermediary of the largest network of dealers across Canada.
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