GM Invests $300 Million in Robots to Expedite the Process of Building Cadillacs

By: | January 25th, 2015


General Motors has lofty plans for its Detroit-Hamtramck plant, reportedly investing $300 million in robots to help automate the company’s manufacturing process ahead of of this year’s launch of the 2016 Cadillac CT6 luxury sedan.

Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen said the investment encompasses 205 robots capable of many advanced manufacturing techniques such as aluminum laser welding, in addition to a brand new body shop to house all the new automated employees.

Cadillac’s new flagship sedan, the CT6, will be slotted above the CTS and XTS sedans, and is also the first naming scheme from the company to utilize both letters and numbers. You can expect a more expensive model, likely to be called CT8 or CT9, to follow the CT6 in the near future.

The Detroit-Hamtramck plant already received renovations in 2014 in preparation for the production of the redesigned 2016 Chevy Volt, so there are big things on the horizon for both GM and its Detroit-Hamtramck location.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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