Published: 18 August 2020 by hsv.com.au
General Motors (GM) has today announced their new venture GMSV and is scheduled to commence trading in Australia and New Zealand in Q4 2020. As a long-term business partner of GM, the Walkinshaw Automotive Group (WAG) are pleased to confirm our role in this new venture.
WAG will continue to re-manufacture the Chevrolet Silverado range at our Clayton, Victoria premises and look forward to working closely with GM on future models and projects.
“We’re pleased to continue our 33-year association with GM through their new venture GMSV. We’re able to keep significant automotive employment in Victoria through this new business and continue to bring exciting product to market which is core to the Walkinshaw Group’s DNA. We’ve developed unique engineering expertise in producing OEM standard right-hand drive conversions at scale, and we look forward to working closely with GMSV in this new era.” Ryan Walkinshaw, Director Walkinshaw Automotive Group.
“We’d also like to thank both the Detroit and local teams of GM for their support in this transition in a very difficult external environment”.
“Our business has now successfully pivoted to a contract manufacturing and engineering company for multiple customers. We can apply our whole organisation’s expertise and experience to help deliver first class results for our customers, as is evident most recently with the success and growth in the full-size truck market. We look forward to working with our customers including GMSV to continue to grow, and to continue to invest in our community by providing more employment opportunities.”
“HSV has enjoyed an extremely successful journey through more than 30 years of Australian automotive history. HSV’s engineering feats and ground-breaking designs captured the hearts of Australians, creating a wide and loyal fan base. This includes the production of over 85,000 HSVs starting with our first Commodore models, through to W1 and the Sportscat. The HSV dealer network will continue to service HSV product and to supply warranty, spare parts and accessories to our customers into the future. We are committed to preserving HSV’s integrity and heritage, and ensure it remains the pinnacle of Australian motoring.”