General Motors Co.

gmGeneral Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets.  GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands

General Motors
P.O. Box 33170
Detroit, MI 48232-5170

The RiverWalk and Wintergarden entrance to the GM Renaissance Center, along the Detroit River in Detroit

General Motors Brands

Holden (Australia)
Baojun (China)
Wuling (China)

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GM Brands

 

Chevrolet LogoChevrolet

Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 115 countries and selling around 4.0 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature engaging performance, design that makes the heart beat, passive and active safety features and easy-to-use technology

 

 

buickBuick 

Buick is an international modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors and thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models in North America and China.

 

 

gmcGMC

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year.

 

 

CadillacCadillac

A leading luxury automotive brand since 1902, Cadillac is in the midst of global expansion and elevation today. Cadillac’s early history was redefined by series of achievements and firsts in technology and design, propelling it worldwide fame as a premium brand.

Cadillac plans eight new models through the end of the decade. These will include expansions to the elite high performance V-Series cars, a new top-of-the-range car called CT6 and several new models taking the brand into new segments. Cadillac established its own new business unit within General Motors in 2015

Cadillac is growing globally, driven by rapid expansion in China where sales increased 47% in 2014. Cadillac offers its products in 44 countries worldwide.

 

Other GM Operations

DMAX

DMAX of Moraine, Ohio, is a manufacturer of diesel engines for trucks. DMAX, originally announced in December 1998 and is a joint venture, 60 percent owned by GM, 40 percent owned by Isuzu Diesel Services of America, Inc. The award-winning Duramax 6.6-liter V-8 is a four-valve high pressure common rail direct injection diesel currently equipped with a diesel particulate filter to meet the stringent 2010 emissions requirements. Available in GM's Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups, the engine delivers a segment-leading 397 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and 765 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm – an improvement of 32 horsepower and 105 lb.-ft. of torque over last year’s engine. The Duramax is also available in GM's full-size vans, Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana. The Duramax History of Durability: With nearly 1.69 million Duramax diesel engines put into operation since its launch in 2000, no other automaker has as much diesel engine development experience for meeting the demands of the heavy-duty truck customer. 

GM Operations in Asia

GM Holden Ltd

holden-logoGM Holden Ltd is an automaker that operates in Australia, based in Port Melbourne, Victoria. The company was founded in 1856 as a saddlery manufacturer, but in the 20th century entered into the automotive field, becoming a subsidiary of the U.S.-based General Motors (GM) in 1931. After the GM takeover, the company was named General Motors-Holden's Ltd, becoming Holden Ltd in 1998, with the current name adopted in 2005.

Holden has taken charge of GM's vehicle operations in Australasia, and on their behalf, held partial ownership of GM Daewoo in South Korea between 2002 and 2009. Holden has offered a broad range of locally produced vehicles, supplemented by imported GM models. Holden has offered badge engineered Chevrolet, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota, and Vauxhall Motors models in sharing arrangements, with Daewoo, Opel and Isuzu-sourced models sold currently.

All Australian-built Holden vehicles are manufactured at Elizabeth in South Australia, and engines are produced at the Fishermans Bend plant in Port Melbourne, Victoria. Historically, production or assembly plants were operated in all mainland states of Australia, with GM's New Zealand subsidiary Holden New Zealand operating a plant until 1990. The consolidation of car production at Elizabeth was completed in 1988, but some assembly operations continued at Dandenong until 1996.

Although Holden's involvement in exports has fluctuated since the 1950s, the declining sales of large cars in Australia has led the company to look to international markets to increase profitability.

Main Business: Manufacture and distribution of motor vehicles, engines, components and parts

GM Holden Ltd
191 Salmon Street
Port Melbourne Victoria 3207
Telephone: 03 9647 1111  / Facsimile: 03 9647 2550
www.holden.com.au

 

GM Korea Ltd.

GM-Korea2011-01-19 Seoul – In a move designed to enhance its presence in Korea and to bolster its domestic sales operations, GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. (GM Daewoo) announced that it is replacing the current nameplate with the Chevrolet automotive brand.

All of the company's new product introductions and refreshes this year will be under the Chevrolet badge. Additionally, GM Daewoo announced that it will be changing its company name to GM Korea Co., which is globally consistent with all other GM country operations. The company name change is expected to be completed by the end of Q1, 2011

"This important new brand strategy is designed to strengthen our commitment to the Korean market, recognizing it as one of the strongest-performing countries within GM's global operations. We are well positioned to bring one of the world's iconic brands to Korea," said Mike Arcamone, President and CEO of GM Daewoo. "We cannot afford to sit still, and instead, choose to make a bold move with the launch of Chevrolet in Korea." GM's market research overwhelmingly points to consumer acceptance of the Chevrolet brand in Korea. "This new growth opportunity will allow us to compete in brand new segments and offer our customers more choices than ever before, resulting in a strong future for our company, our employees and our sales agents," said Arcamone. This year, the company will begin its most aggressive vehicle launch plan in its history and will have an all-new product lineup with the introduction of eight new models carrying the Chevrolet name. The portfolio includes the Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Orlando, the Chevrolet Aveo global small car, as well as a new SUV and a new premium midsize sedan. "Not only are we giving Korean consumers more vehicle choices than ever before, but in order to ensure Chevrolet's long-term success in the domestic market, we are totally redesigning our dealerships, A/S networks and sales networks so that customers will be able to enjoy Chevrolet's award-winning dealership experience and service," said Arcamone. "Our main goal is to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty." This next step of its evolution recognizes the company's rich heritage and GM's commitment to Korea, which is one of GM's primary production and engineering operations. "Our sales increased 20 percent last year, our domestic market share increased double-digits and our exports soared 35 percent," said Arcamone. "We are able to make this bold, strategic move to Chevrolet because of the hard work and dedication of our 17,000 employees, who have unflinchingly focused on increasing our domestic market share and supporting Chevrolet's global growth in our export markets."

According to GM, a Chevrolet was sold somewhere in the world every 7.4 seconds in 2010. Last year, more than 4.25 million Chevrolets were sold around the globe, and currently one out of every four Chevrolet vehicles is manufactured in Korea.

In step with its new brand strategy, the GM Daewoo Board of Directors, factoring in the best interests of the company, its employees, shareholders, dealers and suppliers, approved the new company name. The current GM Korea will keep its name, GM Korea Ltd., and its focus will remain on the Cadillac brand.

Founded in 1911 and named after famous, Swiss-born race car driver Louis Chevrolet, Chevrolet is one of GM's four core brands and its largest brand. Chevrolet's celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with sales in more than 120 countries The Chevrolet brand constitutes 53 percent of GM's global business.

GM Daewoo played a lead role in the design, engineering and manufacturing of the Chevrolet Cruze global compact sedan, the new Chevrolet Spark global mini-car, and the new Chevrolet Aveo global small car.

GM Daewoo Auto & Technology was established on October 17, 2002. It has five manufacturing facilities in Korea as well as an assembly facility in Vietnam. In addition, GM Daewoo provides market and brand-specific vehicle kits for assembly at GM facilities in China, Thailand, India, Colombia and Venezuela. 2010, GM Daewoo sold in Korea and exported more than 1.7 million units, including CKD products. GM Daewoo now produces vehicles and kits that are offered in more than 150 markets on six continents.

GM Korea Ltd.
Subsidiary of GM
Headquarters Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea
Phone : 82-2-755-4043~4044
GM Korea.kr

 

Operations in China

GM China Investment Corp. is a wholly owned venture based in Shanghai. It houses all of GM's local staff and is an investor in GM's vehicle joint ventures in China.

The General Motors-China relationship dates back more than eight decades. GM China's vision is together with its partners, to be the best automotive group in China.

GM has 11 joint ventures and two wholly owned foreign enterprises as well as more than 35,000 employees in China. GM, along with its joint ventures, offers the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Products are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Opel, Wuling and Jiefang nameplates. In 2010, domestic sales of vehicles by GM and its joint ventures jumped 28.8 percent on an annual basis to 2,351,610 units. It has been the sales leader among global automakers in China for six consecutive years. GM was the joint global automobile partner of World Expo 2010 Shanghai along with SAIC.

Shanghai General Motors Co. Ltd. (Shanghai GM) is a joint venture between GM and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC), a leading passenger car manufacturer in China. GM holds a 49 percent stake.  Shanghai GM was formed in June 1997. It is fully supported by a network of sales, aftersales and parts centers. It builds, imports and sells a comprehensive range of Buick, Cadillac and Chevrolet products. In 2010, Shanghai GM became China's first passenger car maker to sell 1 million vehicles in a single year. It ended 2010 with domestic sales of 1,033,307 vehicles.

Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) is a 50-50 joint venture between GM and SAIC. It provides automotive engineering services including design, development, testing and validation of components and vehicles. Among its achievements is the reengineering of the new Buick LaCROSSE, Cadillac SLS and other products for Shanghai GM.

SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile Co. Ltd. (SAIC-GM-Wuling) is a joint venture that was officially launched on November 18, 2002. SAIC has a 50.1 percent stake, GM China a 44.0 percent stake and Wuling Motors a 5.9 percent stake. SAIC-GM-Wuling is based in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in southwestern China. It has a second manufacturing base in Qingdao, Shandong.

In 2010, SAIC-GM-Wuling announced the establishment of a new passenger vehicle production base in Liuzhou. SAIC-GM-Wuling manufactures a range of Wuling brand mini-trucks and minivans as well as the Chevrolet Le Chi mini-car. It will begin offering products under the new Baojun passenger car brand in 2011. In 2010, SAIC-GM-Wuling's domestic sales totaled 1,226,860 units. It captured about 40 percent of China's mini-commercial vehicle segment. The Wuling Sunshine minivan has been the best-selling vehicle in China for eight consecutive years. SAIC-GM-Wuling is China's leading exporter of mini-vehicles. Its products are sold in approximately 40 markets

Founded 2002
Headquarters Liuzhou, Guangxi, People's Republic of China (southwestern China.)
Area served China

GM China Group Products mini-trucks, Microvan, City car
Sales in 2009 topped 1 million units, and targets 1.23 million for 2010

In 2009, Wuling began to export N200 and N300 mini commercial vehicles to South America, the Middle East and North Africa. The vehicles are sold under General Motors's Chevrolet brand.

From 2008, N200 has been sold in Peru as the Chevrolet N200.

Wuling mini-trucks were exported in limited numbers to the United States from 2004 to 2005. SGMW USA, a Cobra Motors company, imported and distributed the vehicles. Those trucks were limited to off-road use (i.e. private property), and were primarily marketed as industrial and commercial vehicles.
Website: www.sgmw.com.cn

Shanghai GM (Shenyang) Norsom Motors Co. Ltd. is a joint venture formerly known as Jinbei General Motors.  Shanghai GM holds a 50 percent stake and oversees management. GM China and SAIC each hold 25 percent stakes in the facility, which is located in Shenyang, Liaoning. It manufactures the Buick GL8 and FirstLand executive wagons and the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan.

Shanghai GM Dong Yue Motors Co. Ltd. is a joint venture manufacturing facility situated in Yantai, Shandong. Shanghai GM holds a 50 percent stake and oversees management. GM China and SAIC each hold 25 percent stakes in the facility, which manufactures Chevrolet brand vehicles.

Shanghai GM Dong Yue Automotive Powertrain Co. Ltd. is a joint venture located in Yantai, Shandong.  Shanghai GM owns 50 percent and oversees management. GM China and SAIC each own 25 percent. The facility supplies powertrains to Shanghai GM.

GMAC-SAIC Automotive Finance Co., Ltd. became China's first approved and operational automotive financing company when it opened for business in August 2004.  The joint venture between GMAC LLC, Shanghai Automotive Group Finance Co. Ltd. (SAICFC) and Shanghai GM was providing wholesale service to more than 620 Shanghai GM dealers in more than 187 cities and retail credit service to 543 Shanghai GM dealers in 197 cities across China at the end of 2010.

ACDelco the world's leading aftermarket brand, operates a growing network of 80 wholesale distributors and 380 ACDelco Service Centers in China. The facilities, which stock genuine ACDelco parts, provide repair and maintenance services for all makes and models of vehicles on China's roads.

Shanghai OnStar Telematics Co. Ltd. is a Shanghai-based joint venture that provides a range of in-vehicle safety, security and communication services. Established in 2007, it began rolling out its services in December 2009, initially in vehicles manufactured and distributed in China by Shanghai GM. GM subsidiary OnStar and SAIC subsidiary Shanghai Automotive Industry Sales Co. Ltd. (SAISC) each own 40 percent of the joint venture. Shanghai GM owns the remaining 20 percent. Shanghai OnStar ended 2010 with more than 171,000 subscribers, making it the leader in the Chinese telematics market.

FAW-GM Light Duty Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. is a 50-50 joint venture between GM China and China FAW Group Corp. (FAW), one of China's leading automakers.  It was launched on August 30, 2009 and is based in Changchun, Jilin. It is focused on the production and sale of light-duty trucks and vans. It will also engage in R&D, exports and aftersales support. The joint venture includes FAW Harbin Light Duty Vehicle Co. Ltd. in Harbin, Heilongjiang; FAW-GM's Changchun plant in Changchun, Jilin; and FAW-GM Hongta Yunnan Automobile Manufacturing Co. Ltd. in Qujing, Yunnan. FAW-GM sold 88,224 vehicles in China in 2010.

General Motors SAIC Investment Ltd. is a 50-50 joint venture investment company between GM and SAIC that is situated in Hong Kong. It is facilitating GM and SAIC's expansion efforts in India and other emerging markets.

GM China Advanced Technical Center will serve as the home of the China Science Lab, the Vehicle Engineering Lab, the Advanced Powertrain Engineering Lab and the Advanced Design Center. It will mainly focus on advanced propulsion system research, advanced powertrain and alternative energy research, advanced battery technologies, advanced materials research (including lightweight and recyclable materials) and advanced design concepts. It will develop solutions for GM on a domestic and global basis. It will be part of GM's global engineering and design network, and support GM's vision to design, build and sell the world's best vehicles.

Shanghai Chengxin Used Car Operation and Management Co., Ltd. is a joint venture established by GM China, Shanghai GM and SAIC subsidiary Shanghai Automotive Industry Sales Co. (SAISC) on October 28, 2010. GM China and Shanghai GM both have stakes of 33 percent, with SAISC holding the remaining 34 percent. The joint venture will cooperate with current distributors of Shanghai GM products in the establishment of dedicated used car sales and service facilities across China. The facilities will offer vehicles from Shanghai GM's Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac brands as well as selected brands from other automakers.

GM Warehousing and Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. is located in Shanghai's Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.  The wholly owned parts distribution center (PDC) officially started operation in August 1999. It was established to ensure the quick delivery of genuine GM parts to customers in mainland China. The PDC features a fully computerized management and inventory control system and stocks about 25,000 different parts.

GM China
www.gmchina.com