General Motors Thailand and GM’s Southeast Asia Operations celebrated the production of their one millionth vehicle today after a white Chevrolet Trailblazer came rolling off the production line at the countries Rayong Assembly plant.
GM CEO Mary Barra and President Dan Ammann were on hand to speak at the celebration.
“Today’s milestone demonstrates why Thailand is so important to GM’s growth in Southeast Asia, and helps reinforce our commitment to continually strengthen our investment in this facility,” said Barra.
The Rayong Assembly Plant can produce different models and variants on the same production line without downtime. This has allowed for the facility to launch a totally renewed lineup in the last two years. GM says the facility had record exports last year, moving 44, 000 vehicles to 77 countries.
“Everything starts with great products,” said Ammann. “Our plant in Rayong is an important member of GM’s regional and global manufacturing operation. It also is a key component of our consumer-centric and market-driven strategy for growing our product lineup and Chevrolet brand in the region.”
Barra and Ammann also visited GM’s Powertrain Facility in Thailand and congratulated the team of workers there for building 100, 000 engines from its opening in September 2011 to May 2013. The facility is the only diesel engine plant in the region and was the first GM powertrain facility to manufacture four-cylinder Duramax engines.