General Motors Canada will invest $250 million in the CAMI Assembly Plant in Ingersoll, Ontario, to install flexible body shop equipment and tooling for future vehicle production. Construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks.
Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, General Motors of Canada Limited employs more than 9,000 people across Canada. GMCL markets the full range of fuel-efficient Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles and related services through Canada's largest automotive dealer network.
“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 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, GM officials said. “We have had a strong start to 2013 with customer demand for our newest vehicles driving improved sales,” Williams said. “This is strong confirmation that our investing in manufacturing flexibility, finding ways to bring new products to market faster, is the right strategy.” Information on how many employees may be hired as a result of the expansion was not immediately available.