General Motors recently inaugurate its flexible-engine facility at talegaon near pune. This is GM’s first powertrain plant in the world that enables both petrol and diesel engines to manufacture simultaneously. The facility represents investment of $230 million. It has an initial annual production capacity of 1,60,000 engines and is designed to accommodate future expansion. The new engine plant will produce engines for small passenger cars manufactured by GM in India.
GM India President and MD Karl Slym said “This marks the beginning of GM’s next chapter in India. The opening of our new facility enables our company to become more competitive and keep up with the growing demand for our vehicles. GM India sales have began rolling out our mini cars, the Chevrolet Spark and Beat, at our Talegaon plant about two years back.”
On August 28, 2008. GM signed an agreement with the government of Maharashtra for the construction of new plant adjacent to its vehicle manufacturing facility. Construction started in 2008, the pilot production commencing in in Talegaon and Halol, Gujarat and the GM technical centre in Bangalore which is carrying out a range of engineering, design and R&D activities. General Motors India has completed 14years of operation.