General Motors has been one of the world's largest automakers and it traces its roots back to 1908. The New GM Company started operating on 10 July 2009, after the bankruptcy of the old company. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, FAW, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM's largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Russia. GM's OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.
General Motors acquired operations from General Motors Corporation on 10 July 2009, and references to previous periods in this and other press materials make reference to operations of the old General Motors Corporation. More information on the new General Motors can be found at www.gm.com.
GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. (South Korea), and it has product, powertrain and purchasing collaborations with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. (Japan). Moreover, GM has advanced technology collaborations with Chrysler LLC, Daimler AG, BMW AG and Toyota Motor Corp. as well as vehicle manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. (China), AVTOVAZ (Russia) and Renault SA (France). Genuine GM parts and accessories are sold under the GM, GM Performance Parts, and ACDelco brands through GM Customer Care & Aftersales, which supplies GM dealerships and distributors worldwide. GM engines and transmissions are marketed through GM Powertrain.
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