November 27, 2018 09:08 AM
Updated on November 27, 2018 09:11 AM
General Motors (GM) announced that seven plants worldwide were closed as part of a rehabilitation plan.
The automaker said in a statement that it extends two collective plants in the United States and one in Canada, along with two other unidentified plants in other countries.
GM added that he closed two engine depoting plants in the US.
The five American plants that have been called (Oshawa, Detroit-Hamtramck, Lordstown, the three vehicle conglomerates, and Baltimore and Warren, who make tools and transitions) a & Employing around 14,500 people.
The company in its statement did not identify the number of employees who lose their jobs, but stressed that "actions are taken to reduce staff by 15%, percentages including "25% fewer operators to make decisions. "
The company identified that these measures are part of a "transformation for the future" and "reorganization" process of its global employees to "connect the manufacturing potential".
According to GM, the suspension will allow savings of around 6,000 million dollars.
In addition to these plants, GM said that it would represent before the end of 2019 the other outside North America, without providing more information, although it will do so quickly.
These seven closures are added to the Gunsan co-operative already announced in South Korea.
"Our actions continue to continue our transformation to be very quick, sustainable and profitable and provide us with the flexibility to invest in this time. future, "said MG President and Head of Mary Barra.
"We recognize the need to continue to change market settings and consumer preferences so that our company is in a long-term success situation," said Barra.