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Oshawa Assembly

The History of Oshawa Assembly

The General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant has been building world class vehicles in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada since November 7, 1953. Before 1953, the facility produced McLaughlin Buicks and became one of six locations building Chevrolet before it merged with GM in 1918.  During its first years of production, the Oshawa Plant produced Pontiac, Chevrolet and Buick models.  In 2009 the plant began producing the 5th generation Chevrolet Camaro and in 2013 they began building the Cadillac XTS making Oshawa Assembly capable of building a model from every GM brand except GMC.

In 2010, the Oshawa Assembly Plant began building the Chevrolet Equinox in a partnership with CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ontario.  In order to respond to the increased customer demand for the Equinox, the shuttle program was created allowing CAMI to ship metal bodies to the Oshawa plant where they are completely assembled.

Oshawa Assembly is the most decorated plant with 29 J.D. Power awards, a proven track record of great quality and customer satisfaction.  In 2014 Oshawa was recognized as the most complex facility in North America building several models and options on the Flex Line while also running a Consolidated Line within one plant. 

Products We Build

  • Consolidated Line
    • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Flex Line
    • Cadillac XTS
    • Buick Regal
    • Chevrolet Impala


Location

900 Park Road South
Oshawa, Ontario
Canada

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Photos

High-resolution photos of Oshawa Assembly are available here.



St. Catharines Engine and Transmission Operations

The History of St. Catharines Engine and Transmission Operations

The GM St. Catharines Engine and Transmission Operations facility manufactures the V6 engine, V8 engine and GF6 transmission. Once ready, St. Catharines products are shipped to 10 different GM assembly plants across North America.

As St. Catharines works towards a goal of building the world’s best engines and transmissions, they adhere closely to the values that represent General Motors as a company. While quality and safety are fundamental commitments, success depends on the relationships inside and outside of the plant. As a large corporation in the City of St. Catharines, the employees do their part to give back to those in need while working to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles and facilities.

Products & Production

  • Gen V - V8 Engine
    • Aluminum cylinder blocks, aluminum heads, crankshafts
    • 5.3L, 6.2L
    • Customers: Arlington, Fort Wayne, Lansing Grand River, Silao
    • End Vehicle Use: GMT-900 Series Trucks (Sierra, Silverado, Yukon, Tahoe), Escalade, Camaro
  • HFV6 - Engine
    • Aluminum cylinder blocks, aluminum heads, crankshafts
    • 3.6L
    • Customers: Lansing Delta Township, Oshawa Flex & Consolidated, CAMI, Hamtramck, CCA
    • End Vehicle Use: Impala, Equinox, Terrain, Traverse, Acadia, Enclave, XTS
  • GF6 - Transmission
    • Assembly, prismatics, gears
    • 6T45 – FWD, AWD
    • Customers: Oshawa Consolidated, CAMI
    • End Vehicle Use: Equinox, Terrain


Location

570 Glendale Avenue
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 7B3
Canada

Photos & Videos

High-resolution photos of St. Catharines are available here.

Videos and b-roll are available here.



CAMI ASSEMBLY

The History of CAMI Assembly

The team at CAMI Assembly has been building world-class vehicles in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada since April 1, 1989.  The plant was originally established in 1986 as CAMI Automotive Inc. - a joint venture with Suzuki Motor Corporation. Construction began in 1987 for a cost of CAD $363.6 million.

During the early years of production, the CAMI Assembly plant produced models for both Chevrolet and Suzuki.  In 2011, the plant became a fully-owned entity of General Motors, ending the joint venture partnership with Suzuki Motor Corporation.

In 2010, following the launch of the second generation Chevrolet Equinox, CAMI Assembly collaborated with Oshawa Assembly to respond to the increased customer demand for the popular Equinox. The shuttle program enabled CAMI Assembly to ship welded bodies to Oshawa Assembly where they are painted and processed for final assembly.

CAMI Assembly is recognized both inside and outside of the manufacturing industry as one of the most efficient assembly plants in North America. In June 2014, J.D. Power awarded CAMI Assembly with the J.D. Power Silver Plant Award for the Americas recognizing the plant for its first-time quality performance. Since starting production in 1989, the Ingersoll Ontario plant has produced over 4 million vehicles.

Products CAMI Assembly Builds

  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • GMC Terrain

Location

300 Ingersoll Street
Ingersoll,
Ontario
Canada

Photos & Videos

High-resolution photos of CAMI Assembly are available here.

Videos and b-roll are available here.



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