General Motors plans to invest more than USD51m to install state-of-the-art equipment at its Bedford, Indiana aluminium die casting foundry.
The investment at the die casting foundry aims to support the manufacture of drive unit castings for the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV and other current casting applications. The all-electric Silverado, powered by the Ultium Platform, will debut on 5 January 2022 at CES – the world’s most influential technology event.
Investment in die casting foundry strengthens all-electric future
“Our Bedford operation is one of the leading aluminium die casting facilities in the world and this investment is a testament of our confidence in the employees at Bedford,” said Phil Kienle, GM vice-president of North America Manufacturing. “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.”
Bedford produces castings for various GM brands
GM’s Bedford plant opened in 1942 and is a leader in aluminium die casting capabilities. The site’s nearly 900 hourly and salaried workers manage semi-permanent mould and die casting processes that produce cylinder heads and blocks, transmission cases, structural components, and drive unit housings used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles.