General Motors and Holden previously reversed the decision to close the Lang Lang proving grounds, which has housed Holden development for years. Now, GM is giving it a financial boost.
GM has invested $9 million into the emission testing facility found inside the Lang Lang proving grounds, according to News.Au. The investment has secured 106 positions as Holden manufacturing winds down through the end of 2017. The investment will also create 11 new jobs on site.
“This investment shows Detroit has a long-term commitment to Holden and retaining hi-tech and high-skilled jobs within the company,” said Sean Poppitt, Holden spokesman.
Holden conducts around 7,000 emissions and fuel economy tests each year for various GM brands, including Cadillac, Opel and Chevrolet.
Work began this past August and will be completed by mid 2017.