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GM Relocates International Headquarters to Singapore

Shift from Shanghai allows maker to focus efforts in China.

by on Nov.13, 2013

GM is moving its international headquarters from Shanghai, China, to Singapore.

General Motors is moving its international headquarters from Shanghai, China, to Singapore. Stefan Jacoby, an executive vice president, will oversee about 120 employees in the new location, GM said in a statement.

The move, which expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2014, is part of the maker’s recently announced plans separate China operations from its international unit.

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By splitting China from that group, the company can focus on the Chinese marketplace, which is the largest in the world. GM sold 2.84 million autos in China last year, making the country its biggest single market, and expects to deliver 3 million vehicles this year. (more…)

GM Will Increase Investments in China

“Key to our success,” proclaims CEO Akerson.

by on Feb.17, 2011

GM's SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture has begun sales of the Wuling Hong Guang, the first compact business van ever offered in China.

If you didn’t know it, China is awfully important to General Motors.

GM chairman and chief executive officer Daniel Akerson traveled to the booming Asian nation, this week, and emphasized that China remains critical to GM’s future – and will continue to see more and more investments dollars.

“As our largest market, China played a significant role in GM’s success in 2010. We will continue investing aggressively in China to ensure the long-term success of our company.” Akerson said.

GM’s strength in China was instrumental last year in moving the company into a position where it came within 30,000 units of overtaking arch-rival Toyota, the world’s largest automaker.  GM also became the first automaker to sell more than 2 million vehicles in China during a single year, in 2010.