All GM articles – Page 3

  • Alex Feijolo
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    Holding on to the hard-won gains in Brazil

    2017-12-01T16:11:55Z

    The Brazilian economy has had it rough over the past few years, experiencing its deepest recession since the 1930s, with GDP growth shrinking for eight consecutive quarters. That contributed to a drought in new vehicle sales from 2013 through to 2016. This long crisis laid waste to many parts of ...

  • Opel in South Africa
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    Opel signs deal with Unitrans for distribution of cars in South Africa

    2017-11-28T16:23:12Z

    Opel has signed a deal with Unitrans Automotive for the import and retail of its vehicles in South Africa from the beginning of January. The move follows Groupe PSA’s acquisition of Opel and Vauxhall for €2.2 billion ($2.6 billion) from GM earlier this year. Previously, Opel distribution in South ...

  • The President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, is guest at the Volkswagen Pacheco plant
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    VW to invest €560m in Argentina plant to serve South American markets

    2017-11-15T16:01:22Z

    Volkswagen has announced plans to invest €560m ($660m) in its Pacheco plant in Argentina over the next five years, as it prepares it for 2020 production of a new SUV targeting the South American market. The new vehicle project will create 2,500 jobs at the plant, which was first opened ...

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    Indian vehicle exports’ share of total production set to fall

    2017-11-10T16:41:58Z

    Vehicle exports’ share of total production in India is set to decline in coming years as carmakers use their manufacturing capacity to meet local market demand, which is forecast to continue growing at a healthy rate. Puneet Gupta (pictured), associate director for vehicle sales forecast for South Asia at research ...

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    GM starts exporting Chevrolet Sail from China to Mexico and Caribbean

    2017-11-08T10:23:54Z

    GM has started exporting the Chevrolet Sail from its joint venture plant with SAIC in China to Mexico and the Caribbean. The carmaker has confirmed to Automotive Logistics that as of late October, the models being sold in those markets are being built in Yantai, the port city in ...

  • Suape_shipyard_Brazil
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    Regulatory change in Brazil boosts exports and production

    2017-11-03T17:13:48Z

    Attempts to simplify and reduce the bureaucracy that has been hampering Brazil’s ability to trade with other countries in South America seem to be working, with export demand helping to drive up production in the country, along with stronger domestic sales. According to the Ministry of Industry, Overseas Trade and ...

  • Autonomous
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    Real-Time Innovations officially joins Autosar development group

    2017-11-01T13:03:06Z

    Industrial IOT connectivity company Real-Time Innovations (RTI) has joined the Automotive Open Systems Architecture (Autosar) group as a development partner. Autosar is a partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other companies in the electronics and tech industries which aims to standardise software architecture for automotive electronic control units. Formed in ...

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    Car production ends in Australia as final Holden rolls off the line

    2017-10-25T10:34:25Z

    Just weeks after Toyota produced its final vehicle in Australia, General Motors (GM) has held a ceremony to mark the end of production at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia. GM’s move marks the end of car manufacturing in Australia, after OEMs decided that manufacturing there was no longer cost-effective. ...

  • The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Daqing, China
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    Production & logistics part 4: Logistics organisations and skills

    2017-10-25T09:45:00Z

    How has your company’s supply chain and logistics management organisation changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 3: Operations, packaging and IT

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    How have supply chain operations for logistics changed over the past 20 years?

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    Equinox production resumes at GM Ingersoll site as strike ends

    2017-10-18T14:38:59Z

    Production of the Chevrolet Equinox at GM Canada’s CAMI site in Ingersoll recommenced late on Monday October 16 th after a new labour agreement was reached with union Unifor, bringing a month-long strike by its members to an end. The strike, which began on September 17 th , was ...

  • GM Argentina
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    GM and its supplier network to invest $500m in Argentina site

    2017-10-18T11:37:24Z

    General Motors (GM) has announced a $500m investment at its Alvear plant (pictured) in Sante Fe, Argentina, to develop manufacturing facilities for a new Chevrolet-branded model. Of the total amount to be invested, $300m will come from GM itself and $200m from the company’s supplier network. The company previously spent ...

  • GM_Mexico
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    Mexico rail vs sea: No easy route for exports

    2017-10-06T11:25:07Z

    Figures from the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) show that between January and June this year, more than 85% of the passenger cars and light trucks made in the country were exported to the US and Canada – equal to almost 1.3m units out of a production total of nearly ...

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    GM Canada’s Ingersoll site still in paralysis as Unifor strike continues

    2017-10-03T14:03:08Z

    Production of the Chevrolet Equinox at GM Canada’s CAMI site in Ingersoll (pictured) remains suspended as a strike by members of the Unifor union there continues, GM Canada has confirmed. The strike, which began on September 17 th , revolves around the expiry of the collective bargaining agreement between the ...

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    OEMs e provedores de logística avaliam danos causados pelo furacão Harvey

    2017-09-07T11:12:14Z

    Os efeitos devastadores do furacão Harvey nos EUA ainda estão sendo avaliados. O número de mortos já chega a 50, enquanto as estimativas são de que os danos excederão o valor de US$100 bilhões. A cidade texana de Houston parece ter sido a mais atingida, enquanto os portos e as ...

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    OEMs and logistics providers assess damage from Hurricane Harvey

    2017-09-04T15:10:53Z

    The devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey in the US are still being assessed. The death toll already stands at 50, while estimates are that damages will exceed a value of $100 billion. The Texan city of Houston seems to have taken the biggest hit, while ports and car plants were ...

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    Lear to build just-in-time seat facility in Flint to supply local GM plant

    2017-08-30T12:11:54Z

    Seat and electrics supplier, Lear Corporation, plans to build a manufacturing facility in Flint, Michigan to supply seats on a just-in-time basis to General Motors’ local assembly plant. Lear, which did not disclose the size of the investment, will begin construction of the 14,865 sq.m facility this autumn at the ...

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    Pasha secures Grays Harbor deal to process FCA imports from Mexico

    2017-08-16T14:12:09Z

    Pasha Automotive Services has secured a contract starting this summer to process Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) finished vehicles imported into Grays Harbor, on the US west coast, from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico. John Pasha, senior vice-president of Pasha Automotive Services, said: “FCA US has been a long-time ...

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    Embracing change to drive velocity in North American ports

    2017-08-15T19:06:42Z

    This year’s Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore revealed an industry embracing the latest digital technology to deal with some familiar challenges around port capacity, infrastructure and security, but facing changing dynamics in the movement of vehicles around North America, not least the renegotiation of the Nafta trade ...