SAO PAULO – General Motors do Brasil Ltda.’s Gravataí plant in Rio Grande do Sul recently turned out its 1 millionth car. The production complex, dubbed Blue Macaw in its secretive conceptual stage, was inaugurated in 2000 and hailed as the most-efficient General Motors Corp. factory in the world, including an onsite supplier park. Some 17 suppliers were to be involved in the creation of the Chevrolet Celta subcompact, as well as future vehicles, from its earliest concept. Relying on ...

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