GM India closes Halol plant, moves production to Talegaon
28 April 2017
General Motors India has ceased production at its Halol facility, with all manufacturing now to be done from the company's Talegaon facility, as the company consolidates manufacturing in India at a one location.
''The consolidation of manufacturing at our Talegaon facility is an important milestone for GM India,'' GM India president and managing director Kaher Kazem said.
''That said, we are mindful of the impact on our employees at Halol. We have committed to support them through this necessary transition with generous separation payments or the option of continuity of employment at Talegaon.''
Kazem said a range of additional support measures had been put in place for both the employees who opted for the significantly enhanced separation payments and those who will transfer, including tax and financial advice and pre-transfer visits to Talegaon.
The plan to close down Halol was first announced in 2015.
''GM India is grateful for the continued support of the government of Gujarat throughout our time manufacturing at Halol and through this period of transition. I would like to recognise all our employees for their dedication, professionalism and contributions over the many years of operation and also to our suppliers for their partnership and support,'' he added.
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