General Motors of Canada has announced a 170 million dollar investment to transition its Oshawa Assembly operation to parts manufacturing and advanced vehicle testing.
The investment includes the plant focusing on stamping, related sub assembly and other miscellaneous activities for GM and other auto industry customers. Part of the plant property will be converted into a test track for autonomous and advanced technology vehicles, further expanding the capability of its Canadian Technical Centre(CTC) in Ontario. The new business will retain 300 Oshawa jobs with the potential to grow and generate significant additional jobs in the coming years as the business attracts new customers. “This transformation plan is very significant as it positions Oshawa for a sustainable future. This agreement maximizes the support for our people and their families, and further secures Oshawa as a key in developing vehicles of the future at our new test track.” Said GM Canada president and managing director, Travis Hester, about the investment