To fight the COVID-19 pandemic, General Motors and Ventec Life Systems completes the delivery of 30,000 V+Pro critical care ventilator to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, GM and Ventec collaborated to rapidly scale up production of critical care ventilators.
- In just one month, the teams went from an introductory phone call to delivering life-saving technology to frontline medical heroes. The full federal order was completed in just 154 days, with one ventilator completed about every seven minutes.
- In April , General Motors announced the first delivery of VOCSN V+Pro critical care ventilators, produced 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.
The prominent investments and partnerships by General Motors are featured below:
April 2020: General Motors in response to COVID-19 pandemic announced that it partnered with Ventec Life Systems to build VOCSN critical care ventilators at GM’sKokomo, Indiana manufacturing facility. The partnership will help Ventec to increase the production at their manufacturing facility in Bothell, Washington.
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 worlds 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 GMs first fully-dedicated electric vehicle assembly plant.
At Detroit- Hamtramck plant, GMs 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 plants 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 Indias Talegaon manufacturing facility. The transaction will support the GWMs 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 plants paint shop, body shop, and general assembly areas, including new machines, conveyors, controls, and tools to produce the companys 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.
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.