October 16, 2006

Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance opens second Michigan plant

Dundee, Michigan – One year after the launch of the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA) in Dundee, Michigan, a second World Engine plant has opened. GEMA is a collaboration of DaimlerChrysler, Hyundai Motor Company and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

The two plants, GEMA North and GEMA South, are part of a five-factory global venture, producing a family of 1.8-, 2.0- and 2.4-litre engines jointly developed by the three automakers. When all five plants are fully operational, the combined project will be the largest engine manufacturing operation in the world, with an annual production of 1.8 million units. Other production sites are in Asan and Hwasung, South Korea, and Shiga, Japan.

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