Monday, 22 April 2013

!NEW! GM Purchases Remaining Shares in Tychy Plant

Today, General Motors Co. signed an agreement to purchase the remaining 40% shares of Isuzu Motors Polska Sp. Z o.o. (ISPOL) from Isuzu Motors. The signing ceremony took place at the ISPOL plant in Tychy, Poland. From now on, the plant where currently Circle L 1.7l diesel engines are built will operate as “GM Powertrain Poland”.

GM Tychy Plant in Poland
GM has already owned 60% interest of the engine plant since 2002. Its purchase of the remaining 40% underlines the importance of Europe for GM, as this is one of the most competitive car markets in the world with highest customer demands in terms of fuel economy and CO2 standards.

At a glance

The Tychy plant was established in 1996 and started production in 1999. Since then the plant manufactured over 2 million engines for Opel/Vauxhall. The engines are for the models Corsa, Meriva, Combo, Astra and Zafira.

The plant’s mission is “To build Europe’s best diesel engine”. Tychy is proud to have the certificates ISO 14001and ISO/ TS 16949:2009 and set a high value on safety at work.

The engines of the joint venture, thanks to low fuel consumption, operational reliability and environmental friendliness, are placed among the worldwide Diesel power train leaders.

History of the Tychy Plant:
  • 1996 Foundation of the company: 100% ownership by Isuzu Motors Limited
  • 1999 Start of production for Opel
  • 1999 “Supplier of the year” award from General Motors
  • 2001- 2005 Production of engines for Honda
  • 2001- 2008 Production of engines for Mercury Mercruiser motor boats
  • 2002 GM took over 60% interest of Isuzu Motors Polska (ISPOL)
  • 2004 Manufacturing of 1 million engines
  • 2006 Start of production of NCL 125 - new generation engine
  • 2008 The facility becomes a “Landfill Free Plant” (manage the plant's waste without sending material to a landfill depository)
  • 2009 Manufacturing of 2 million engines and 10th anniversary
  • 2009 ISPOL becomes part of the Opel/Vauxhall organization
  • 2010 Start of production of D1 - new engine entirely designed by GM
  • 2010 Start of production of NCL engine with automatic transmission
  • 2011 8 million worked hours without lost work day case
  • 2011 The plant received the national award of Employer Employees Focused 

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