GM expanding EV capacity at Indiana casting operations
General Motors plans to invest $45 million at its Bedford, Indiana, aluminum diecasting foundry to expand the facility’s production capacity of EV drive unit castings that will be used in the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV full-size pickups. GM reported in November that work at the facility would begin immediately.
In December 2021, GM announced a more than $51 million investment at Bedford to install new, state-of-the-art equipment. That equipment supports drive unit castings production for the Chevrolet Silverado EV and various other casting applications. Last year, the 1-million-sq.-ft. site began producing electric drive unit castings that have been used in the 2022 GMC HUMMER EV pickup.
“Our Bedford operation is one of the leading aluminum diecasting facilities in the world and this additional investment is really an investment in the Bedford team and their commitment to excellence,” said Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America manufacturing and labor relations. “This investment helps build job security for our Bedford team for years to come as we continue to prepare our entire manufacturing footprint for an all-electric future.”
Since 2011, GM has invested more than $456 million in Bedford Casting Operations.