General Motors to invest $51m at Bedford aluminum die casting foundry

General Motors (GM) said that it will invest over $51 million for installing equipment at its aluminum die casting foundry in Bedford, Indiana to support the manufacturing of drive unit castings for the future Chevrolet Silverado electric vehicle (EV) and other existing casting applications.

According to the American automobile giant, the all-electric Silverado, which will be powered by the Ultium Platform, will be launched on 5 January 2022 at the CES technology event.

General Motors said that it will immediately start the renovation work at the aluminum die casting foundry.

Earlier this year, the automotive manufacturer had started producing electric drive unit castings at the one million square-foot facility for the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Pickup and 2024 GMC HUMMER EV SUV.

General Motors to invest $51m at Bedford aluminum die casting foundry

General Motors to invest $51m at Bedford aluminum die casting foundry. Photo courtesy of Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Scalable Grid Engine / Wikimedia Commons.

General Motors said that the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV Pickup production will commence this month at its Factory ZERO assembly plant in Detroit and Hamtramck in Michigan.

Phil Kienle — General Motors North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations vice president said: “Our Bedford operation is one of the leading aluminum die casting facilities in the world and this investment is a testament of our confidence in the employees at Bedford.

“This investment is another example of the company bringing along our workforce in our journey to an all-electric future while we strengthen our current products.”

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