GM expands military vehicle strategy in Canada

GM Defense LLC is expanding its global strategy into Canada, leveraging GM Canada’s existing relationships as well as the advanced technologies and capabilities of its parent company, General Motors, to deliver effective and innovative solutions to military, government and international security. .

Leveraging GM’s $35 billion investment in transformational technologies, GM Defense is well positioned to support international growth with its defense and government customers.

GM has invested $6 billion since 2009 to modernize its Canadian manufacturing facilities, including the reopening of Oshawa Assembly and investments to make CAMI Assembly the first large-scale commercial electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Canada.

Benefiting from these investments, GM Defense is positioned to have the agility to meet Canadian defense needs with potential made-in-Canada solutions.

“GM’s world-class engineering and manufacturing resources in Canada make this collaboration a natural next step in expanding our global presence,” said Steve duMont, GM President of Defense.

“We have a perfect partnership with GM Canada that will allow us to offer highly customized solutions to meet the unique requirements of Canadian government and defense customers.

We understand that the Canadian military procurement process requires significant investment in the country, and we are confident that GM’s current and future investments will help us meet our industrial technology advantage obligations in support of our customers. Canadians. »

Working as a team alongside GM Canada, Bradley Watters, GM Defense’s new Vice President of International Business Development, and Pete Johnson, GM Defense’s new Vice President of Integrated Vehicle Business Development, will lead engagements with military customers on behalf of GM Defense in Canada and more widely. worldwide.

GM Defense will showcase some of its solutions and discuss its capabilities at the Canadian Global Defense and Security Show hosted by the Canadian Association of Defense and Security Industries in Ottawa on June 1-2, 2022.

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