General Motors SA, formerly the Delta Motor Corporation, built its 150 000th vehicle - an Opel Corsa Classic - on the production line at the manufacturer's Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth recently.

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<p>Repairman, Des van den Berg - Trim & Assembly Manager, Azaam Zondie and Bonakele Lucas - Production Engineers General Motors SA, formerly the Delta Motor Corporation, built its 150 000th vehicle - an Opel Corsa Classic - on the production line at the manufacturer's Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth recently.

This highlight was reached just more than eight years after the first Opel Corsa unit was completed at the plant in 1996.

The facility earlier this year was the first local manufacturer to produce more than 2,25 million vehicles. Bought in 1995 as part of a R260-million investment, its highest production volume was reached in 2000 when almost 30 000 units were produced.

GM withdrew from the South African market in the late 80s and was bought out by local management group Delta. GM purchased a 49 per cent shareholding in Delta Motor Corporation in 1997.

The multinational re-entered the local market earlier this year, assuming responsibility for all Delta's former operations.