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Major Production Milestone for Chevrolet Utility

Major Production Milestone for Chevrolet Utility

The 250 000th Chevrolet Utility rolled off the production line at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth today. The quarter of a millionth unit, a 1.8 Sport, marks a 17 year production period of one of South Africa's most loved light commercial vehicles..

"We are proud of the fact that this is a South African built bakkie. Our Struandale plant is efficiently geared up for light commercial vehicle manufacturing and we pride ourselves in building quality vehicles for our customers," said Ian Nicholls, President and Managing Director of General Motors Sub-Saharan Africa Operations.

Nicholls further said the Struandale plant was recently awarded a higher manufacturing quality status by General Motors Company after an international audited was conducted.

"This re-enforces the future of manufacturing at the facility and is a huge positive if the company is to be awarded any contracts to build new model vehicles going forward.

“It in essence means that the manufacturing standard for Struandale has improved based on the globally recognised manufacturing quality standards."


CAPTION: All smiles as the quarter millionth Chevrolet Utility rolls off the production line. Ian Nicholls, President and Managing Director of GM Sub-Saharan Africa Operations (second from right), Clayton Whitaker, Plant Manager (right), and the assembly team celebrated this milestone at the Struandale plant today.