A REPORT ON INDUSTRIAL VISIT AT GENERAL MOTORS, HALOL PLANT
ON 3RD APRIL 2012 BY STUDENTS OF
MARKETING AND HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALIZATION
PROF. PRIYANKA TAILOR AND PROF. VIJAYANTI TIKYANI
DR. J.K. PATEL INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT
On 3rd April 2012, we, the students of marketing and human resource specialization got once in a lifetime opportunity to visit one of the top automotive organizations of the world-The General Motors at Halol. General Motors Corporation is an American multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and the one of the world's largest automaker. Their major brands worldwide are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Vauxhall, and Holden General Motors began doing business in India in 1928, assembling Chevrolet cars, trucks and buses, but ceased its assembly operations in 1954.
G.M re-entered India in 1994 as a joint venture, owned 50 percent by Hindustan Motors and 50 percent by General Motors, to produce and sell Opel branded vehicles. GM operates in India under the name of General Motors India Private Limited G.M continued to produce Opel cars at the Halol facility until 2003, when it started production of Chevrolet vehicles. GM operates vehicle manufacturing plants in Halol, Gujarat and in Talegaon, Maharastra, It maintains corporate office in Gurgaon and a large technical center in Bangalore, where R&D is taken care of along with vehicle design and engineering takes place in a vehicle design studio The Halol plant has a production capacity of approx. 85,000 cars annually, while the Talegaon plant has a production capacity of approx. 1,40,000 cars annually. After a brief introduction about the company, we were shown a safety video and the Do’s and don’ts in the shop floor. We were accompanied by Mr. Prakash Boghara to the general assembly unit.
He explained the initial process of how the skeleton of a car is manufactured.
First metal is wielded into metal...
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