GM Vietnam

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GM Vietnam Co., Ltd.
Vietnam-Daewoo Motor Company (1993–2011)
FateSold and merged to Vinfast
Defunct2018 (1 year ago) (2018)
Area served
OwnerGeneral Motors
ParentGM Korea

General Motors Vietnam Company, Ltd. (formerly Vietnam-Daewoo Motor Company Limited or VIDAMCO) is a defunct automobile manufacturer based in Vietnam and a member of GM Southeast Asia Operations.

The company was officially established in December 1993 as a joint-venture between the Korean Daewoo Motor Corporation and the 7983 Mechanic Union Enterprise that was owned by the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense.[1]

In April 2000, the company became a 100% foreign investment enterprise after Daewoo Motor acquired the share of its Vietnamese partner. In July 2011, the name of the company was changed from VIDAMCO to GM Vietnam.[1]

On 28 June 2018, General Motors (GM.N) has agreed to transfer its Vietnamese operation to VinFast Trading and Production LLC and distribute Chevrolet cars. The transfer, which includes GM's Hanoi plant, dealer network and employee base, is expected to be conducted by the end of 2018.

GM used its Hanoi plant to assemble Chevrolets with parts imported from South Korea - a country where the U.S. automaker came close to bankruptcy as it struggled to turn around its debt-laden unit. GM Korea is GM's biggest production base in Asia excluding China. The plant will be used solely to produce VinFast cars after the transfer, while Chevrolet cars will be imported.

VinFast will assume ownership of the GM Hanoi factory, and will implement a significant investment program to build an all-new, global small car licensed from GM and manufactured and sold under the VinFast brand. Production of this vehicle will begin in 2019, greatly increasing capacity and output at the Hanoi plant and growing the manufacturing base of the dynamic VinFast operation.


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  1. ^ a b "History". GM Vietnam. Archived from the original on 18 April 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012.

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