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In response to COVID-19 General Motors announced the first delivery of VOCSN V+Pro critical care ventilators, produced in collaboration with Ventec Life Systems at Kokomo, Indiana facility. The ventilators supplied to Franciscan Health Olympia Fields in Olympia Fields, Illinois and Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago at the direction of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

General Motors produced ventilators first time in partnership with Ventec. These ventilators are milestone in the hands of medical professionals treating patients seriously ill infected of COVID-19. The ventilators were delivered by leading logistic company UPS.

Earlier General Motors announced that it partnered with Ventec Life Systems to build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’s Kokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility. The partnership will help Ventec to increase the production at their manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington.

At present Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic is spreading to whole world. This epidemic will change the course of investments and international expansions by the company. The investments and deals before the outbreak of COVID-19 by the company are mention below:

March 2020: General Motors announced addition of more than 1,200 jobs at its Lansing manufacturing operations to meet customer demand for popular mid-size SUVs. The expansion of labour force will also support the launch of two all-new Cadillac sedans.

  • January 2020: The world’s leading automotive company, General Motors (GM) is expanding in Michigan, USA. The company is investing $2.2 billion at its Detroit- Hamtramck assembly plant to produce a variety of all-electric trucks and SUVs. Post this investment, once the plant is fully operational, around 2,200 new manufacturing jobs will be created for locals. With this investment, Detroit-Hamtramck will be the GM’s first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant.

    At Detroit- Hamtramck plant, GM’s first all-electric truck production scheduled will begin in late 2021. This will be followed by a shared, electric, and self-driving vehicle, the Cruise Origin. The company will also invest an additional $800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of the new electric trucks. The plant’s paint and body shops and general assembly area will be upgraded; this includes new machines, conveyors, controls and tooling.

  • January 2020: Hong Kong-based Great Wall Motors (GWM) announced an agreement with GM for the sale of GM India’s Talegaon manufacturing facility. The transaction will support the GWM’s plan to enter and invest in India. Great Wall Motors will officially debut its Haval brand and GWM EV in the Indian automotive market.
  • December 2019: GM plans to invest $1.5 billion to bring its next generation of midsize pickup trucks to market. The company will invest $1 billion to upgrade its Wentzville truck plant in Missouri, the USA. The company will also retain around 4,000 US manufacturing jobs at the Wentzville site. The up-gradation includes Wentzville plant’s paint shop, body shop, and general assembly areas, including new machines, conveyors, controls, and tools to produce the company’s new products. The Wentzville plant builds the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon midsize pickups and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.
  • November 2019: General Motors and Isuzu announced plans to invest US$175 million through its DMAX joint venture to build an all-new, diesel engine components plant in Brookville, Ohio. The new plant will create 100 new job opportunities in Ohio, USA, and the construction of the new facility would be completed by the end of 2020.
  • November 2019: General Motors’ Chinese Venture announced plans to invest about $4.3 billion in electric-vehicle production over the next five years. Chinese Venture SAIC General Motors will roll out at least nine hybrid or pure-electric models by 2024.
  • May 2019: GM invested $24 million to increase the production of the all-new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab pickups at Indiana Plant. This investment by the company has strengthened its position in Full-Size Truck markets.
  • March 2019: General Motors announced an investment of $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle. The expansion will create 400 new jobs at the Orion plant.

About General Motors
General Motors is a global automobile company, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, the USA. The company designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles around the world. General Motors, along with its subsidiaries and other joint venture entities, sell vehicles under the Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Holden, Baojun, and Wuling brands.

General Motors subsidiaries include Maven – a personal mobility brand; OnStar – a global leader in vehicle safety and security services; and Cruise-an, autonomous vehicle company, help the company deliver safer, better, and more sustainable mobility to people around the world. General Motors’ vehicle manufacturing process has one of the lowest environmental footprint.
General Motors has approximately 180,000 employees serving in 6 continents of the globe and speaking almost 70 languages. General Motors, the first automotive company producing affordable electric cars at a mass level, has also pioneered the development of an electric starter and airbags for the automobile.

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