General Motors is celebrating the first 25 years of its operations at the GM Alvear plant in Argentina, which recently received a significant investment to build the fourth-generation Chevy Tracker as the second model to currently roll out of the facility.
The GM subsidiary in Argentina began celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Alvear plant in the middle of this week, organizing a series of activities with the specialized press that will last through Sunday, December 11th – the exact date of the anniversary. The complex, located in the Argentine province of Santa Fe, has become an important industrial pole for the automobile manufacturer in South America, which supplies several countries in the region.
“We are proud to celebrate these 25 years of national growth and production, where we manufacture vehicles with the highest technology and global quality,” said Manufacturing Director of GM Argentina, Claudio Vulcano. “Our processes include Manufacturing 4.0 and artificial intelligence coordinated by technicians and a work team committed to our clients, resulting in a model industrial pole that exports added value and technology to contribute to the development of Argentina,” he added.
Thanks to the most recent investment package that reached $1 billion dollars in less than 10 years, the GM Alvear plant is one of the company’s most modern manufacturing facilities with an installed production capacity of 115,000 vehicles per year and has the latest manufacturing technologies introducing artificial intelligence for the first time in the Argentine automotive industry.
Currently, the GM Alvear plant in Argentina is the only facility in the world still manufacturing the Chevy Cruze, and the second manufacturing hub for the Chevy Tracker in South America. In addition, it also manufactures the 1.4L I4 LE2 turbocharged engine and other components that are exported to Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay. The Alvear complex has also exported vehicles and engines to England, Italy, Chile, Peru and other Central American countries.
During its 25 years of activity, the GM Alvear plant has manufactured more than 1,600,000 vehicles, including 16 different models of renowned GM brands worldwide, of which more than 950,000 units were exported. Among the most popular models to come out of the plant are the first two generations of the Chevy Corsa, the first model of which continued as the Chevy Classic until 2016, and the Chevy Agile that was built there exclusively.