|Overview Of General Motors East Africa|
General Motors Corporation
General Motors Corporation, the world's largest vehicle manufacturer employs about 317 000 people around the globe. GM has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 200 countries. In 2005, GM sold more than 9 million cars and trucks globally, representing only the second time in the company's history, when more than 9 million units were sold in one calendar year.
General Motors East Africa Limited
General Motors East Africa Limited was formed in 1975 and is a joint venture between General Motors Corporation (57.8%), Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (20%), Centum Investments (17.8%) and Itochu Corporation (4.4%).
The vehicle manufacturing plant in Nairobi assembles a wide range of Isuzu trucks and buses. It is the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the Eastern Africa region with more than fifteen models.
GM East Africa also retails fully built Chevrolet brands.
General Motors East Africa Limited is certified to ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system) and ISO 14001:2004 (environment management system), the best known testimonials to world class quality and environmental standards respectively. GM East Africa also meets Isuzu Japan Manufacturing System Quality Certification and complies with GM Corporation (USA) Corporate Audit requirements
GM East Africa has over 30 years experience in local assembly and service. Vehicles are engineered to suit local operating conditions with up to 50% local content on some models. GM East Africa continues to develop and modify designs to customer requirements.
An ultra modern Service Centre with state of the art equipment and skilled personnel provides our customers with additional after-sales service and support. Field service support is available in the entire Eastern Africa region from GM East Africa and its dealer network.
A Parts and Accessories warehouse services the entire region giving support to customers and dealers. Optional equipment is also available through this channel.
Key General Motors Corporation Facts
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, employs about 325,000 people globally. Founded in 1908, GM has been the global automotive sales leader since 1931. GM today has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 192 countries. In 2003, GM sold nearly 8.6 million cars and trucks, about 15 percent of the global vehicle market. GM's global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. More information on GM and its products can be found on the company's corporate website at http://www.gm.com/
The GM Group of global partners includes Fiat Auto SpA of Italy, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Isuzu Motors Ltd. and Suzuki Motor Corp. of Japan, which are involved in various product, powertrain and purchasing collaborations. In addition, GM is the largest shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea. GM also has technology collaborations with BMW AG of Germany and Toyota Motor Corp. of Japan, and vehicle manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. of China, AVTOVAZ of Russia and Renault SA of France.
GM's automotive brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, HUMMER, Oldsmobile, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. In some countries, the GM Group distribution network also markets vehicles manufactured by GM Daewoo, Isuzu, Fuji (Subaru) and Suzuki.
GM parts and accessories are sold under the GM, GM Goodwrench and ACDelco brands through GM Service and Parts Operations. GM engines and transmissions are marketed through GM Powertrain.
GM operates one of the world's leading financial services companies, GMAC Financial Services, which offers automotive and commercial financing along with an array of mortgage and insurance products. GM's OnStar is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. GM Electro-Motive Division manufactures diesel-electric locomotives and commercial.
In 2003, GM again set industry sales records in the United States, its largest market, for total trucks and sport utility vehicles. GM became the first manufacturer to sell more than 2.8 million trucks in a calendar year and the first to sell more than 1.3 million SUVs. GM also remained the industry leader in total sales of cars and total sales of full-size pickup trucks.
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