Incepted in 1908,
has captured the forefront of technological
innovations in the automotive sector. The company has always stood a shade
above the rest. In 1911, it introduced the electric self-starter, in 1933,
developed the front wheel suspension, called the Knee Action.
With around 17% share in the world of auto market,
is a global leader among car manufacturer. Their
products are being exported in over 170 countries and its manufacturing base
is spread across 43 countries. The company has an annual production of about
The many variants of the company are Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Chevrolet,
Pontaic, Holden, Vauxhall, Geo, Opel, Saturn and many more. In 1975, it
initiated the installation of the industry's first catalytic converters in
all cars in U.S. The company delivered The GM EV1- the first
electric vehicle to the world. EVJ (an electric passenger vehicle) is the
most latest invention of General Motors.
In 1994, General Motors India was formed as a result of
collaboration between General Motors Corporation and C.K. Birla Group of
Companies. Its manufacturing plant was located at Halol, 40 km north of
Vadodara in Gujarat. GM India has introduced the latest
manufacturing methods and human factor practices to its this plant and
therefore is the benchmark for advanced technologies in the Indian
automotive industry. The company was formed with a total investment of
100 million dollars.
General Motors has perfectly combined Indian creativity,
American management and German engineering and produced premium
automobiles in a world class manufacturing atmosphere. Its Opel Astra is
the best selling model worldwide and the third best selling car ever
The company possess a widely distributed dealer network and fully
functional after sales support system. They provide solid backing for
their customers after they purchase the product and help assure total
customer satisfaction and enthusiasm.