AUTO INDUSTRY NEWS

General Motors opens new regional base in Singapore

General Motors opens new regional base in Singapore image

Text: / Photos: General Motors | posted August 11, 2014 09:40

Will house 200 employees, 100 of which are local hires

General Motors (GM) recently launched their new regional headquarters in Singapore that will aid GM's industry in six key markets, specifically Africa, India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South Korea.

Present during the opening ceremony were GM President Dan Amman, GM Executive Vice President and President of GM International Stefan Jacoby, and Quek Swee Kuan, Deputy Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board.

"GM International plays a critical role in our future growth strategy. We're creating a renewed identity for the region. Establishing this headquarters in Singapore has put us closer to our key markets and will provide links to the broader business community as well as access to world-class infrastructure and talent," said Amman.

"We are pleased that GM has chosen Singapore to set up their International headquarters. As Asia's burgeoning middle class fuels rapid growth in demand for automobiles, global companies like GM are choosing to leverage Singapore’s well-established and unique ecosystem of logistics infrastructure, supply chain management talent and professional services to drive their regional strategy and capture the growth of the automotive segment in Asia," said Kuan.

The new regional headquarters will employ 200 personnel, half of which will be locally employed.