The company has been founded in 1908 byWilliam Crapo. But his successor Alfred P. Sloan made GM as the biggest automaker in the world. Dan Akerson is the CEO. General Motors is a multinational manufacture, based in the United States inDetroit (Michigan) and the first global automaker. The first competence of General Motors is innovation (diesel fuel)..
It sells vehicles under many brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Opel-Vauxhall et GMCother marks have been removed or sold during the financial crisis ( hummer, saab )
Their incomes has reached 121 billion euro in 2007. General Motors produces its cars and trucks in 35 countries.Their incomes are constituted :
→ Sales of automobiles (98.4%): 9.4 million vehicles (including private and trucks) sold in 2007 in the United States (41.3%), Europe (23.3%), Asia-Pacific (15.3%)→ Financial service (1.6%): financing of vehicle purchases and insurance.
General Motors Acceptance Corporation, which specializes in financial services, offering mortgages, insurance, loans forvehicles and lines of credit to finance inventory dealers. . Doing business in about 40 countries around the world, it has provided funding to 75% of 6,450 GM dealers in 2008.
GM produces 15% of allcars and trucks sold worldwide, employing over 327,000 people.
The GM group is also present since 1930 through its subsidiary General Motors Electro-Motive Division in building diesel-electric...