LIUZHOU, China, 2 February 2015 —— SAIC-GM-Wuling (SGMW), a joint venture between GM China, SAIC and Wuling Motors, announced today that it plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Indonesia to build Wuling brand vehicles for the country’s expanding vehicle market, which is a new step for SAIC and GM to jointly manufacture vehicles for selected Asian markets.
Construction of the new facility near Jakarta is targeted to begin in 2015, subject to relevant government approvals. Vehicles will be sold primarily in Indonesia, with the potential to export to other ASEAN markets in the future. Additional details about the new facility and its products will be announced at a later date.
SGMW currently operates manufacturing bases in China in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region; Qingdao, Shandong; and Chongqing Municipality. It has been China’s leading mini-commercial vehicle producer since 2006.
In 2009, it became the first vehicle manufacturer in China to sell 1 million vehicles in a calendar year. Last year, SGMW sold 1,787,931 vehicles in China, an increase of 12.8 per cent from 2013 and an all-time record.
General Motors traces its roots back to 1908. GM has 11 joint ventures, two wholly owned foreign enterprises and more than 58,000 employees in China. GM and its joint ventures offer the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Passenger cars and commercial vehicles are sold under the Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Jiefang, and Wuling brands. In 2014, GM sold more than 3.5 million vehicles in China.
[Source : General Motors]