GM cranks up capacity at Shanghai plant by half

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SHANGHAI, Aug 28 (Reuters) - U.S auto giant General Motors Corp said on Thursday it has tacked on an extra shift to its busy plant in Shanghai, raising monthly capacity by 50 percent in an effort to meet booming car demand. GM now operates three shifts round the clock to crank out 18,000 vehicles a month, up from 12,000 when the plant ran two shifts, and plans to roll out its new Excelle sedan next month. The increased output would enable the U.S. firm to raise its roughly eight-percent ...

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