General Motors Base CaseBy Sean Gallagher | Posted 2002-11-01 Email Print
General Motors facts and figures.Headquarters: 300 GM Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48265
Phone number: (313) 556-5000
Business: GM is the world's largest auto manufacturer. It produces cars and trucks under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Hummer, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn and Cadillac brands in the U.S. Abroad, its brands include Saab, Opel and Vauxhall in Europe, and Holden in Australia; it has a 49% stake in Isuzu Motors, and 20% stakes in Fuji Heavy Industries (Subaru), Suzuki Motor and Fiat Auto (Alfa Romeo, Lancia). Additionally, GM is taking a 42% stake in South Korea's Daewoo Motor. GM also owns Hughes Electronics, GMAC (GM's financing company), GM Locomotive and Allison Transmission
Chief financial officer: Ralph Szygenda
Financials in 2001: $177 billion in sales, $601 million in net income, 0.3% net profit margin
Challenge: Lower costs, improve quality and increase appeal of its cars, to end a 30-year decline in market shareand increase profitability
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