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GM to re-open Indonesian plant

Published by Steve Coleman on August 15, 2011

General Motors' overseas operations will be getting a $150 million revamp as the company reopens its Bekasi plant in West Java, Indonesia.

Plans to make a bigger impact on the Asian market will include the re-addition of the Indonesian plant to the company's area repertoire in 2013.

The 11-hectare plant is scheduled to produce up to 40,000 vehicles per year and create more than 800 new jobs when it's running at full tilt.

GM already has plants in Thailand and Vietnam. The automaker plans to dip into the local supply base to keep the assembly lines rolling.

Last year, GM's Indonesian sales rose 72 per cent to 4,500 units. In the first half of 2011, the company moved 18 per cent more vehicles on an annual basis to 2,500 units.

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