car – Chevrolet Lacetti sedan – has come out from the Asaka car plant’s
complete-knock-down assembly of the car was launched in the plant in 2003,
using spare parts and components imported from foreign countries. In October,
2007, the Uzbek government, JSC Ozavtosanoat (Uzbek automobile industry) and
General Motors signed an agreement to found the GM (General Motors) Uzbekistan
joint venture on the basis of the UzDAEWOOauto plant. This made it possible to
start scale manufacture of the model and to expand the whole range of car
of GM Uzbekistan, Shuhrat Yusupov, said at the ceremony of producing the
millionth car that one of the main tasks of the company was to manufacture
high-quality and liquidity products that meet the international standards and
are capable of competing successfully with the leading western analogs in
foreign markets today.
Car body punching
and welding shops were set up; assembly line was reconstructed specially for
Chevrolet Lacetti. The further development of the enterprise will pay special
attention to activate a program to increase production of spare parts, and this
will enable the localization level of car assembly in Asaka. The Asaka plant
assembles three new models under the Chevrolet trademark: Epica sedan, Captiva
off-road, and Tacuma minivan. In the future, the company intends to expand its
models range by setting up production of other models from the GM’s global portfolio,
reaching the output capacity of 250,000 cars a year.
“The manufacture of a
new model is a logical continuation of GM Uzbekistan’s line,” the managing
director of GM Europe, Jerald Johnson, said. “This focuses on updating the
range of models, satisfying demands and tastes of consumers, improving the
quality and safety of products and introducing innovative technologies.
The Asaka plant manufactures seven different car models now. If last
year the company produced 170,000 cars, about 140,000 cars were already
manufactured in the first nine months of 2008.