GM Uzbekistan

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GM Uzbekistan
Predecessor(s) UzDaewooAuto
Founded March 1, 2008 (2008-03-01)
Headquarters Asaka, Uzbekistan
Products Vehicles (Chevrolet and Uz-Daewoo)
Production output 225,000 (2011)[1]
Owner(s) UzAvtosanoat (75%)
General Motors (25%)
Employees 5,000 (2010)[2]

GM Uzbekistan (Uzbek: JM O‘zbеkiston, Russian: Джи Эм Узбекистан) is a joint venture between the Uzbek OJSC UzAvtosanoat (75%) and the American General Motors Company (25%) for the manufacturing of automobiles,[3] and is located in Asaka, Uzbekistan

The JV originally was founded in 1996 between the Uzbek government and the South Korea based Daewoo, and was initially known as UzDaewoo Auto.[4] Following the change of ownership of Daewoo to GM Daewoo, the facility was renamed GM Uzbekistan in 2008 to continue to produce Uz-Daewoo branded vehicles. More recently these models are now sold as Chevrolets as in other international markets.

GM Uzbekistan began production on 27 November 2008. The first assembled car on this day was an Chevrolet Lacetti which also was the 1,000,000 assembled vehicle out of the production from UzAvtosanoat. The annual production of GM Uzbekistan are 250,000 units.[5][6][7] Since the beginning of the third quarter Chevrolet is manufacturing the Chevrolet Spark M300 in Asaka. The M300 is currently intended only for export. Currently, the models are assembled CKD and SKD kits. But GM Uzbekistan plans to manufacture up to 50% of all needed parts and want to realize it soon as possible.[8] Another plant is producing 200,000 units of front- rear- and side windows for the vehicles of the Uz-DaewooAvto and the Chevrolet Lacetti.[9]

In 2010, about 5,000 employees were employed at the GM Uzbekistan assembly plant.[2] GM Uzbekistan sold 121,584 vehicles locally in 2011, making the country the eighth-largest market for Chevrolet and produced more than 225,000 vehicles. In 2012, the Chevrolet Cobalt was added to the production line.[1]

Model overview[edit]

Daewoo Nexia II

GM Powertrain Uzbekistan[edit]

Following a new agreement in 2008, the joint venture GM Powertrain Uzbekistan opened an engine plant in Tashkent, 400 kilometres (248.5 mi) from GM Uzbekistan's vehicle manufacturing facility in Asaka, in November 2011. GM owns 52% and UzAvtosanoat has a 48% stake in the Powertrain JV. The factory is GM’s first engine plant in Uzbekistan. It will produce more than 225,000 Ecotec 1.2L and 1.5L engines a year for use in GM small passenger cars around the world.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "In Uzbekistan, a Chevy on every corner". Reuters. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Uzbek Carmakers Produce a Millionth Car at Asaka Plant". jahonnews.uz. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "GM Uzbekistan to build Chevrolet small car". autoevolution. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Asaka automobile plant turns 13". The Governmental portal of the Republic of Uzbekistan. 18 July 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "One million cars produced at Asaka plant". old.gov.uz. 28 November 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  6. ^ "Millionth car of Uzbekistan". ut.uz (Uzbekistan Today). 5 December 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  7. ^ "General Motors baut und verkauft Chevrolet-Modelle in Usbekistan". autosieger.de. 9 October 2007. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Новый авто GM Uzbekistan". chevrolet-uz.com. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Поставщик автостекла для GM Uzbekistan". chevrolet-uz.com. Retrieved 23 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "GM Opens Engine Plant in Uzbekistan". GM Media. 15 November 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 

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