General Motors to shut down Bangalore R&D Centre

General Motors Technial Center in Warren, Michigan

It seems like Chrysler and Michelin aren’t the only ones restructuring. American car manufacturer General Motors on Monday said that it will cut 100 research and development positions at its Warren, Michigan, Technical Centre and will close another R&D lab in Bangalore, India, as part of a global restructuring.

“These moves will enable the organization to better focus on commercializing customer-focused innovation in a more efficient and cost effective manner,” GM spokesman Dan Flores tells The Detroit News.

The car maker said that it has already spent $8.1 billion on research and development in 2011, up from $6.9 billion in 2010. GM also said if Warren facility workers aren’t offered new positions, affected workers will have 30 days to apply for other posts within GM before the layoffs commence in early June.

Whereas, the Research and development work in India will be realigned with other global R&D locations, said the source. About 90 R&D workers in India could also be reassigned into other jobs.

GM R&D efforts include working to create new products or services or enhance products associated with emissions control, improving fuel economy and driver safety, according to its annual report.

General Motors has R&D facilities around the world but not all facilities will be affected.


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SourceThe Detroit News