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Imagine a company of all cultures and races, operating in virtually every major country across the globe, sharing knowledge, and working as one team with one vision: to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles. That’s General Motors Company. Now imagine working in this exciting, diverse environment, where the emphasis is on valuing the ideas and creativity of a young, talented, multicultural workforce. That’s General Motors Middle East Operations.
Creating and maintaining an environment that naturally enables employees, suppliers, dealers, and communities to fully contribute to our pursuit of total customer enthusiasm is one of our primary goals. Why? Simply because it assures the strongest, most creative contribution from individuals and because the competition demands it. The world today is smaller and more interrelated than ever before. New economic and demographic forces are changing the entire planet into one giant global village, and that means unprecedented career opportunities for talented people of any age, ethnic background or gender. The only requirement to succeed is the skill to appreciate and capitalize on diversity, hard work, energy, and new ideas.
But diversity is more than just people - it’s diversity of career choices, too. Here you’ll find an organization where career movement across organizational boundaries and divisions is encouraged. Where there are no boxes - only opportunities.
We at General Motors are excited about our industry and welcome the challenges of the future. Because we know new ideas can come from anywhere in the organization–and from anyone. Why not you?
GM Middle East Headquarters
- Location: Dubai World Trade Centre, 30 and 31st floors
- Number of employees: around 200
- Departments: Communications, Customer Service, Finance, Global Purchasing & Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Marketing, Planning Quality and Sales
Middle East Distribution Center (MEDC)
- Location: Jebel Ali Trade Zone, Dubai UAE
- Started: August 2003
- Covers: 59 distribution points
- 38 ME (GM Dealers & ACD WDs)
- 21 Africa (GM Dealers)
Middle East Battery Company (MEBCO)
- Location: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
- Started: January 1998
- Manufactures: ACDelco automotive batteries for American, Japanese, Korean and European models of vehicles
GM Middle East Operations Products:
GM Middle East has the biggest vehicle lineup of any manufacturer in this emerging region. Thanks to the company’s global sourcing strategy, GM Middle East’s customers throughout the region can get the best vehicles, parts and services of the GM world from four continents. GM brands in the Middle East are: GMC, Cadillac and Chevrolet.
GM Middle East Operations History:
GM takes pride in its close links with the Middle East and its place in the region’s motoring heritage. Legend says that the first car to set wheels on the Arabian Peninsula was Buick Model S back in 1907, the personal automobile of a US diplomat visiting Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The arrival of GMC trucks in 1920s also helped to open up vast areas of desert and mountain that could hitherto only be navigated on camel.
Originally, GM Middle East business was administered out of Cairo, followed by Alexandria and Beirut in the 50’s, until the Regional Office in Dubai became the headquarters in the early 1990s. By then, Dubai operations was already the largest of any automaker in the UAE. GM was the first manufacturer to set up a regional office and still has the largest Middle East presence of any international automobile company.
Corporate Office: General Motors Middle East Operations Dubai World Trade Center Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
At a Glance
19 Dealers operating in 224 sales and service facilities across the Middle East: Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
- 170 employees/34 Nationalities
- GM Middle East is the first company to put Hybrids on the road in the region
- Vehicle Sales 2011: 139,431 units
- Representing year-over-year sales growth of 13% compared to 2010