June 1, 2007
GM’s Oshawa, Ontario plants named most productive in North America
Detroit, Michigan – General Motors’ Oshawa #2 car plant in Ontario was ranked the most productive automobile assembly plant in North America in the Harbour Report North America 2007, while its Oshawa #1 plant took second place. General Motors Corporation overall took three of the four top plant award categories, the first time a manufacturer has placed first in three or more categories.
The Oshawa #2 Plant led the industry at 15.68 hours per vehicle, with the #1 plant at 16.34 hours per vehicle; in the engine category, GM’s Spring Hill, Tennessee plant led at 2.27 hours per unit, while in the transmission category, the company’s Toledo, Ohio plant led with 2.54 hours per unit.
The Oshawa #1 plant was named most productive midsize non-premium sports car plant for the Monte Carlo, and most productive large non-premium conventional car plant for the Impala.
GM improved its overall manufacturing productivity by 2.5 per cent over last year and closed its productivity gap with Toyota by nearly 85 per cent since 1998.