GM Investing C$12 Million For Added Chevrolet Equinox Production during Oshawa Assembly

Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 by in GM Canada


GM Investing C$12 Million For Added Chevrolet Equinox Production during Oshawa Assembly

Oshawa Consolidated Line To Now Run to 2017

2015-08-19

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Oshawa, Ontario (August 19, 2015) – GM Canada boss and handling executive Steve Carlisle now announced that GM will deposit C$12 million to boost Chevrolet Equinox prolongation on a Consolidated prolongation line during Oshawa Assembly and for associated changes in a physique emporium during CAMI Assembly. This serve investment in Ontario-based prolongation and retailer collection will assistance to accommodate clever North American patron direct for a Chevrolet Equinox. The investment extends skeleton for ongoing Oshawa Assembly Consolidated Line prolongation to 2017.

Steve Carlisle, boss and handling director, GM Canada said, “This new investment represents a really effective approach for us to accommodate clever direct for a Chevrolet Equinox and it’s certain news for a community. We are focused on delivering good products for a customers.” 

The new investment builds on GM’s singular Ontario Equinox “shuttle program” and allows a association to ramp adult prolongation in a timely and cost-effective way. In 2010, a innovative Equinox Shuttle module was determined between GM’s Ingersoll CAMI and Oshawa Assembly operations. CAMI’s Body Shop produces additional Chevrolet Equinox units over a plant’s existent ability to paint and arrange them. Vehicle physique assemblies are afterwards shipped to a Oshawa plant for paint and final assembly. 

The Oshawa Assembly plant now produces a Chevrolet Equinox and a prior era Chevrolet Impala on a ‘Consolidated Line’ as good as a Buick Regal, a stream indication Chevrolet Impala, a Chevrolet Camaro and a Cadillac XTS on a ‘Flex Line’. The association has announced a Chevrolet Camaro will finish prolongation in Oshawa in Nov 2015 and expects to conduct that change but layoffs, due a use of incentivized retirement programs.  GM has invested approximately C$800 million in a Oshawa and St. Catharines operations over a past 3 years and recently announced a serve $800 million investment in a CAMI operation in Ingersoll, Ontario. 

The GM Canadian Engineering Centre in Oshawa also recently won poignant new RD mandates for work associated to “The Connected Car” and “Green Technology” that are vicious for a destiny of a automobile industry.  GM is now employing 100 program engineers in Oshawa.

About General Motors in Canada

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs some-more than 9,000 people opposite a nation and is a famous personality in immature manufacturing.  GMCL markets a full operation of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and associated services by Canada’s largest automotive play network. More information per GMCL models can be found during www.gm.ca, or by following @GMCanada on Twitter.  

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