Though all eyes seem to be on Syria currently, General Motors shut down its Egyptian headquarters and production plant outside of Cairo amid violent clashes between security forces and supporters of former president Mohamed Mursi last month. Though according to Reuters, GM has since re-opened the plant as well as their Egypt offices, though they say they will continue to monitor the situation closely.
More than 638 people have been killed while more than 4,000 have been wounded in political protests since violence erupted in the nations capital on August 14. General Motors has more than 1400 employees in Egypt and says their employees’ safety is the companies chief concern.
GM’s plant in 6th of October City, outside Cairo, makes cars, light trucks and minibuses. General Motors has recently invested $10 million in the plant to get it ready to make the Chevrolet Move, a joint venture between GM and Chinese automaker Wuling.