08 March 2013

GM Canada to invest $250 million in Ontario plant

Toronto, ON - 08 March 2013 –General Motors announced a $250 million investment in the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. The investment will be used to install flexible body shop equipment and tooling, converting the manufacturing facility to support future vehicle production. Construction is anticipated to begin in the coming weeks.

“Conversion of the CAMI Assembly Plant to a flexible manufacturing facility will provide CAMI with the ability to produce multiple global architectures and body styles,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director, General Motors of Canada. “Continually improving the flexibility of our manufacturing operations helps us respond quickly to customer needs and market demand.” 

Manufacturing flexibility is a key priority for General Motors, and this investment will give CAMI the ability to build a higher variety of differentiated products, on multiple platforms, at much lower costs. This also gives GM the ability to introduce and deliver new products to the market at a faster pace. 

GM is rapidly moving toward more flexible vehicle architectures, which will reduce assembly plant complexity, increase plant efficiencies and enhance our ability to quickly adjust product mix to better manage our customer’s needs. 

Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited (GMCL) employs more than 9,000 people across the country and is a recognized leader in green manufacturing. 

Source: General Motors