GM India to stop production at Halol plant; extends support to staff

Our Bureau Ahmedabad | Updated on January 13, 2018

A file photo of General Motors India's assembly line at Halol.

Two decades after it began operations, General Motors India, on Tuesday, confirmed that it will cease production of vehicles at its Halol facility near Vadodara on April 28, as it consolidates manufacturing at the Talegaon plant near Pune in Maharashtra.

“We will support our employees at the Halol plant throughout this transition,” said GM India President and Managing Director Kaher Kazem in a statement. “We have in place the options of a significantly enhanced separation package or continuity of employment at our Talegaon plant.”

Transition support for employees will include financial counselling and tax advice, as well as information and transition support for employees transferring to the Talegaon manufacturing facility.

GM India is working with the Gujarat Government authorities and labor unions, as well as impacted employees and suppliers, to ensure an orderly transition, he said.

Kazem added that GM India continues to work towards the asset-only sale of the Halol site.

He said the employees can access “generous” separation payments. GM India will provide opportunity for continuity of service at the Talegaon plant.

Meanwhile, according to sources, out of nearly 900 employees, around 350 had opted for VRS/severance package or transfer to Talegaon.

Published on March 07, 2017

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