Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors will acquire full ownership of CAMI Automotive, its joint automotive assembly facility with long-time partner Suzuki Motor Corporation in Ingersoll, Ontario.
CAMI recently led GM’s North American launch of the all-new Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain, and is rapidly expanding capacity to meet the strong customer demand for the vehicles. The plant stopped building the Suzuki XL7 in the spring of 2009; the model was based on the last-generation Equinox.
“GM Canada recognizes that the culture and values of the CAMI workforce have played a key role in producing world-class vehicles,” said Arturo Elias, president of GM Canada. “Bringing CAMI completely into the GM family is a strong vote of confidence in the people there, and builds on the recent positive news at the plant since the highly successful launch of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain.”
General Motors said that, in response to demand, it is rapidly expanding capacity at CAMI through scheduled overtime, the recent addition of a third shift, and commencement of a $90 million body shop expansion to increase capacity by an additional 40,000 vehicles annually.