General Motors Egypt Plant
The GM Egypt plant is located in the 6th of October City, Egypt. It currently produces various Chevrolet vehicles and trucks for the Egyptian and other international markets.
- Year opened: 1984
- Activity: vehicle assembly
- Facility size: 32,500 square-meter
4th Industrial Zone
6th of October City
- Telephone: +2-252-994-44
- Employee information: 1,500
- Production capacity: 50,000 units per year
The General Motors Egypt Assembly plant currently produces the following vehicles:
- Chevrolet Lanos (Daewoo Lanos)
- Chevrolet Move N300 (Wuling Rong Guang)
- Chevrolet Aveo (T250)
- Chevrolet Optra (Baojun 630)
- Chevrolet T-Series (Isuzu Dmax)
- Chevrolet N-Series Truck (Isuzu N-Series)
In the past, the factory produced other Chevrolet and Opel models as CKD (Complete Knocked-Down kits).
The GM Egypt plant was inaugurated at the end of 1984 and started production in 1985 by assembling and manufacturing Chevrolet light trucks, medium-duty trucks, as well as Opel passenger vehicles. Commercial vehicles were the first to be produced, followed by passenger cars. The facility placed a particular emphasis on following GM’s Production and Quality standards.
The plant relies on a few source plants to supply it with CKD component sets, which are then used to locally assemble the models. The GM Egypt plant sources its CDKs from Japan (for Chevrolet N-Series/Isuzu N-Series trucks), Thailand, Korea, China and the Ukraine.
Some notable achievements and milestones of the GM Egypt plant include:
- 1996: produces 100,000th vehicle and wins first place over Opel manufacturing plants for assembled vehicle quality
- 2000: celebrates production of 200,000th vehicle
- 2007: start of local production of the Chevrolet Aveo
- 2008: start of local production of Chevrolet Lanos
- 2010: highest Sales & Production Volumes in the history of GM Egypt
- 2012: produces 500,000th vehicle (June 2012)
- 2013: second-highest year in production in GM Egypt history, with 48,853 units
- 2016: start of local production of the new Chevrolet Optra, based on the Baojun 630 sedan