GM Extends Production At Halol Facility Till March 2017
Modified On Jun 24, 2016 11:15 AM By Khan Mohd.
General Motors (GM) has announced that it plans to continue operations at its Halol plant till March 2017. For the time being, it plans to produce the new Tavera from its facility while the future options for the Halol plant are still under review. Sale of the plant is also on cards.
Kaher Kazem, president and managing director, GM India, said that this extension would give GM as well as other stakeholders some time to streamline things such as orderly transition of workers and suppliers so that work is not hampered in the process.
He said, “GM India will continue with the plan to consolidate manufacturing at our Talegaon plant”. It is to be noted that last year in July, GM had announced a stage-wise investment of $1 billion in its Talegaon plant.
As far as the plant’s future is concerned, Kazem said, “We are exploring a number of options in relation to the Halol site, including its sale. Selling the plant may include contract manufacturing to ensure continuity for the upgraded Chevrolet Tavera. Chevrolet is committed to putting our customers at the center of everything we do by providing safe, high-quality vehicles backed by a world-class ownership experience that they expect and deserve.”
The Indian journey of General Motors has not been very exciting despite it having a decent line-up. However, the American carmaker is in no mood to give up and plans to launch five new Chevrolet models over the next two years. These cars include the new Trailblazer, the new Beat, the Essentia, the new Cruze and the Beat Activ.
Whether these models will be able to turn fortunes for GM or not, only future can tell. We sincerely wish them good luck.
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