General Motors Canada has announced that General Motors will invest C$12 million to ramp up production of the Chevrolet Equinox SUV at the Oshawa Assembly Plant in Ontario, Canada.
The announcement was made by Steve Carlisle, President and Managing Director, GM Canada. The additional investment will help the company to meet strong demand of the Chevrolet Equinox in North America.
Mr. Carlisle said that the new investment is a very effective way for the company to meet a strong demand for the Chevrolet Equinox and which is great news for our community. He added that the company will be focused on delivering unique products for the customers.
The new investment will be based on GM’s unique Ontario Equinox “shuttle program” which allows the it to increase production in a cost-effective and timely manner. The company explains that back in 2010, the Equinox Shuttle program was established between GM’s Ingersoll CAMI plant and Oshawa Assembly plant. The shuttle programme includes the shipment of extra vehicle body assemblies produced by the CAMI plant to the Oshawa plant for paint and final assembly.
General Motors has invested a total of C$800 million in its Oshawa and St. Catharine’s plants in the past 3 years and has recently announced a further $800 million investment in its CAMI operation located in Ingersoll, Ontario.
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