General Motors’ Thailand plant’s millionth vehicle a Chevrolet Trailblazer
Earlier in February, General Motors Thailand and Southeast Asia Operations celebrated the production of its millionth vehicle, a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Operations at the Rayong Assembly plant began in 2000.
GM CEO Mary Barra, and President Dan Ammann visited. Barra said, â€śTodayâ€™s milestone demonstrates why Thailand is so important to GMâ€™s growth in Southeast Asia, and helps reinforce our commitment to continually strengthen our investment in this facility.â€ť
â€śEverything starts with great products,â€ť said Ammann. â€śOur plant in Rayong is an important member of GMâ€™s regional and global manufacturing operation. It also is a key component of our consumer-centric and market-driven strategy for growing our product lineup and Chevrolet brand in the region.â€ť
GMâ€™s Rayong Assembly plant has 4,300 employees, and has the ability to produce different models and variants on the same line without excess downtime. This has facilitated launch a totally renewed lineup in the past 2 years. Exports were brilliant last year, shipping almost 44,000 vehicles to 77 countries.
GM CEO Mary Barra, and President Dan Ammann also visited GM Thailandâ€™s Powertrain Facility and congratulated the team for building 100,000 engines since opening in September 2011 to May 2013. The plant produces 2nd-gen four-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel engines and is GMâ€™s only diesel engine plant in the region. It’s also General Motors’ 1st powertrain facility to manufacture four-cylinder Duramax engines.