US – The new equipment at the $174m stamping facility at Lansing Grand River (LGR) Assembly Plant is expected to save the OEM about $14m per year in logistical costs associated with material handling. The presses will stamp parts for the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro plus the Cadillac ATS and CTS.
The newly arrived equipment weighs more than 210,000 pounds and is for the second press in the first of two stamping lines at the facility. The whole line will weigh more than 7.2m pounds. The next line is due to be delivered in December, and both will start production in 2016.
Established in 2001, LGR is GM’s second-newest US assembly plant and currently makes the Camaro, ATS, CTS and CTS V-Series cars.