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  • FCA RAM 1500 2019
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    North America: GM and FCA schedule production restarts

    2020-05-06T13:37:00Z

    General Motors sets 18 May target; FCA’s global network on standby for further restarts

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    GM prepares to build ventilators at Kokomo

    2020-04-09T19:03:00Z

    General Motors is readying its Kokomo electronics components facility and training staff to begin volume production of Ventec Life Systems’ critical care ventilators

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    GM adds extra shifts at Lansing area assembly plants

    2020-03-02T17:43:00Z

    General Motors will add more than 1200 new jobs at its Grand River and Delta Township assembly plants to support SUV and new sedan production

  • GM Baojun plant 1 2018
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    US giants in Asia: Part 2 – China checks and churns

    2020-03-02T14:43:00Z

    Ford and GM remain committed to the China market, one that still has much to offer despite sales downturns and health crises  

  • Ford Sanand Vehicle Assembly and Engine Plant
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    US giants in Asia: Part 1 – down and nearly out in India

    2020-02-25T15:44:00Z

    As GM and Ford scale back from the subcontinent, the withdrawal is symptomatic of their global challenges and retrenchment back in the homeland

  • GM-Detroit-Hamtramck-Assembly-Main Reuss
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    GM assigns Detroit-Hamtramck as its first EV-dedicated plant

    2020-01-29T10:35:00Z

    General Motors has announced plans to make Detroit-Hamtramck its first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant

  • GM Tonawanda
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    GM invests in engine plant upgrades

    2020-01-17T13:06:00Z

    General Motors has announced further upgrade programmes for two of its US engine plants, Spring Hill and Tonawanda

  • GM Arlington Assembly paintshop inspection
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    GM Arlington: expansion and inspection on the Texas SUV lines

    2020-01-13T15:05:00Z

    Upgrades at the home of GM’s full-size SUV production help to launch the new Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban models for 2020

  • Ssangyong Motors Pyeongtaek
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    Stumbling blocks on the Korea path

    2019-12-10T14:25:00Z

    Outside of the Hyundai-Kia story, Korea’s other automotive players continue to struggle and in global production terms the country is slipping down the rankings. Ian Henry reports

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Engine
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    GM to make new engine in Tonawanda

    2019-07-24T09:00:00Z

    US - The 6.2-litre V8 engine will be used in the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

  • GM Flint Assembly Chevrolet Silverado
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    GM hedges bets on pick-ups

    2019-06-13T09:40:00Z

    GM has made two recent investments in order to boost production of its best-selling pick-up trucks in the US

  • GM Fort Wayne plant
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    GM upgrades Fort Wayne plant

    2019-05-31T13:58:00Z

    General Motors is spending a significant amount to increase production of two new pick-ups

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    US plants – stick or twist?

    2019-04-10T13:42:00Z

    Several carmakers have recently outlined plans to alter their production activities in the US. Some announcements have been positive, with large investments being made to build new facilities as well as upgrade existing ones. Others have detailed plant closures. Here we provide an overview of the latest news regarding ...

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    Augmented assistance

    2019-03-04T11:36:00Z

    Visit any car manufacturing plant in the world and the majority of production equipment will be similar. The real differences between factories are the human workers and the way in which technology is used to optimise their environment

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    Is Korea set to become a low-cost country?

    2019-02-11T15:14:00Z

    In what may be a portentous move for the industry, Hyundai has chosen to try to revive its domestic fortunes by opening the first new car factory to be built in Korea for over 20 years; what is intriguing about this move is that the workers in this plant will ...

  • Mazda Thailand
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    Asia’s other powerhouse

    2019-01-04T15:58:00Z

    Already a dynamic and rapidly growing manufacturing hub, South-East Asia’s automotive industry is finding further opportunity in the growth of battery and hybrid vehicle production Two nations dominate South-East Asia vehicle production, namely Thailand (approximately 2m units per annum (upa)) and Indonesia (c1.1m upa). There is one mid-sized ...

  • Assembly A8 at the Neckarsulm site
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    New chapter, different story?

    2019-01-02T15:42:00Z

    International expansion continues but, as Ian Henry reports, Audi’s long-term role within the VW Group is now under scrutiny Audi is expanding globally, notably in China, as it seeks to escape from its recent controversial past. Having been complicit in the diesel scandal affecting Volkswagen Group, it has been ...

  • Antonio-Cobo-Opel Manuf VP
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    Cobo is new production VP at Opel

    2018-12-17T16:01:02Z

    Antonio Cobo appointed vice president of manufacturing, Opel/Vauxhall Germany – Antonio Cobo has been appointed vice president for manufacturing and supply chain of Opel/Vauxhall, the company has announced. From January, 2019, Cobo will succeed Rémi Girardon who is moving to an executive position within the manufacturing and supply chain ...

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    New year, new arrangements

    2018-12-10T16:41:00Z

    As 2018 draws to a close, the pace of change in vehicle manufacturing is accelerating. The move to EVs is gaining speed while the companies themselves continue to realign and optimise their manufacturing footprints. The future of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has been thrown into doubt with the arrest of ...

  • GM Spot-Welding On Cadillac CT6 at Hamtramck
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    Seven plant closures at GM

    2018-11-27T15:38:00Z

    In a bid to operate more efficiently and to cater for consumer demand, General Motors has announced plans to close seven different plants across the world. Five of these are in North America, while the location of the two remaining plants set to close is yet to be released. Capacity ...