July 25, 2014 1:34 PM ET


Company Overview of General Motors South Africa

Company Overview

Delta Motor Corporation manufactures and markets automotive products. The company offers a range of brands such as Opel corsa, Opel Astra, Isuzu LCV, Isuzu RV, Isuzu Trucks, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Opel Zafira, Opel Omega, and Astra Caravan. Delta was founded in 1987 and is based in Sunninghill, South Africa. As per the transaction announced on January 21, 2004, Delta Motor Corporation is a subsidiary of General Motors Company.

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Founded in 1987


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Key Executives for General Motors South Africa

Vice President of Operations
Vice-President of Vehicle Assembly Operations
Vice President of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain
Age: 55
Vice President of Vehicle Sales
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

General Motors South Africa Key Developments

GM Halts South African Plants as Strike Turns Violent

General Motors halted production at their South African plants as a strike by more than 220,000 metalworkers disrupted car-component maker and turned violent. Police arrested 26 people on July 4, 2014 after several incidents of attacks, intimidation and vandalism at factories around Johannesburg. Wage talks failed after the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) rejected an improved offer from the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa. It follows a five-month strike by more than 70,000 platinum miners that caused the economy to contract in the first quarter of the year.

General Motors South Africa Appoints Brain Olson as Vice President of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing

General Motors South Africa announced the appointment of Brian Olson into the position of Vice president of Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing (VSSM) for the company's operations in South Africa. He takes over from Malcolm Gauld. Brian Olson who is currently Retail Network Development Manager for Chevrolet Europe will succeed him in the role from 1 October 2013 and will report direct to Ian Nicholls, Vice President of GM South Africa Operations.

General Motors South Africa Appoints John Astbury as Vice President Global Purchasing and Supply Chain

General Motors South Africa has announced the appointment of John Astbury to the position of GMSA Vice President Global Purchasing and Supply Chain (GPSC). John Astbury takes over from Evan Dold, currently GMSA Vice President GPSC, who will retire after 20 years of dedicated service to the company. Evan has been a great asset to the company, he has played an instrumental role in integrating GM South Africa's supply chain activities into the global processes which has ensured streamlining of operations and supplier relations. John Astbury, 53, brings with him a significant amount of experience into his new role, with 35 years of experience within the automotive sector, Astbury has held various positions within General Motors including assignments within the GMSA Manufacturing organization since joining the company in 1995. As a result of the above changes, Malcolm Gauld, 57, GMSA Vice President, Vehicle Sales Service and Marketing (VSSM) will take over the functional leadership of the After Sales team, with the new title of GMSA Vice President, Vehicle Sales Service and Marketing (VSSM), and will continue to report Edgar Lourencon, President and Managing Director GM Sub-Saharan Africa.

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