Where Are Chevy Trucks Made? [Silverado and Colorado]

Where are Chevy trucks made? Before or after buying a vehicle, it is good to know where the vehicle is manufactured. When it comes to Chevy trucks, it can be a challenge to determine exactly where they are made. In this post, I will discuss all the plants where Chevy trucks are made.

The two main types of Chevy pickup trucks are the Chevy Colorado and Chevy Silverado. All the Chevy Colorado truck models are made in the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri, USA. The Chevy Silverado truck models are made in 4 different plants.

The below table lists where the Chevy Silverado and Colorado trucks are made:

PlantChevy Truck Model
GM Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan, USASilverado Light-Duty and Heavy-Duty
GM Fort Wayne Assembly in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USASilverado Light-Duty
GM Silao Assembly in Silao, MexicoSilverado Light-Duty
Navistar Springfield plant in Springfield, Ohio, USASilverado Medium Duty 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD
GM Wentzville Assembly Center in Wentzville, Missouri, USAAll Colorado models

Read on to learn more about where Chevy trucks are made, including other plants and part-makers.

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Where Are Chevy Trucks Made? [Silverado and Colorado]

General Motors Company (GMC) owns all Chevy truck brands. The goal of GMC is to produce vehicles that are eco-friendly and safe. To ensure that they fulfill this goal, they have partnered or enlisted reputable companies’ services to reach their goals.

Their main office is in Detroit, Michigan, United States, but they have more than a hundred locations engaged in the assembly, warehousing, distribution, engineering, and testing of the trucks.

GMC is an American multinational company that has various facilities performing the same tasks in 35 other countries. Some of these countries are Japan, Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Brazil. GMC has made popular car brands, such as Cadillac, Buick, GMC, and Chevrolet.

Flint, Michigan, made more than 13 million Chevy trucks on its site. Fort Wayne, Indiana, also built the Chevrolet Silverado and the GMC Sierra. The Silao plant in Mexico makes the Chevrolet Silverado as well.

Silao, Mexico, has assembled the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet’s Regular and Crew Cab. The plant in Silao, Mexico, is currently producing the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500. This Chevrolet truck is one of the most popular trucks in America because of its 5-power train lineup.

All the Chevy Colorado truck models are made in the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri, USA. The Chevy Silverado truck models are made in 4 different plants.

The below table lists where the Chevy trucks are made: [1] [2]

PlantType of Truck
GM Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan, USASilverado Light-Duty and Heavy-Duty
GM Fort Wayne Assembly in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USASilverado Light-Duty
GM Silao Assembly in Silao, MexicoSilverado Light-Duty
Navistar Springfield plant in Springfield, Ohio, USASilverado Medium Duty 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD
GM Wentzville Assembly Center in Wentzville, Missouri, USAAll Colorado models

List of Manufacturers for Chevy Vehicles and Parts

Below is a list of various plants that manufacture parts of the Chey trucks, or manufacture different vehicles for GM.

1. United States

The majority of the facilities involved in the Chevy trucks production are in the U.S.

  • Arlington Assembly, Texas – Built the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon XL, Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, and Chevrolet Suburban
  • Bay City Powertrain, Bay City Michigan – Made engine components
  • Bowling Green Assembly Plant, Kentucky – Made the Corvette
  • Baltimore Operation, Maryland – Made hybrid 2-mode transmissions for the Escalade, Sierra, Tahoe, and Silverado. It also made 1000 series transmissions for the Sierra and Silverado.
  • Bedford Powertrain, Indiana –  Built transmission casings
  • Delco Products, Ohio – Built electric motors, shock absorbers, windshield wiper assemblies, impact absorbers, and struts
  • Fairfax II, Kansas – Made the Cadillac XT4 and Chevrolet Malibu
  • Defiance Foundry, Ohio – Made iron engine blocks and aluminum engine blocks
  • Delco Electronics, Indiana – Made automotive electronics
  • Delco Remy, Muncie Indiana – Made batteries
  • Delco Remy, Anderson, Indiana – Built HEI ignition, starters, switches, generators, and DIS ignition
  • Flint East, Michigan – Made components for the trucks
  • Flint Tool & Die, Michigan – Did metal fabricating
  • Flint Metal Center, Michigan – Did metal fabricating
  • Flint Engine South, Michigan – Made the 1.4 Cruze, volt generators, and 3.6 high feature engines
  • Flint Truck Assembly, Michigan – Built the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado
  • Flint East, Michigan – Made components
  • Detroit/Hamtramck Assembly, Michigan – Made Cruise Origin AV, GMC Hummer EV, and Cadillac Escalade EV
  • Fort Wayne Assembly, Indiana – Built the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado
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  • Palladium Equity Partners (bought Guide Headlamp Division), Indiana – Made tail lamp and headlamp assemblies
  • Inland Fisher Guide Plant, Tecumseh, Michigan – Made back and seat-pads
  • Lansing Grand River Assembly, Michigan – Built the Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac CT5 (2020), and Cadillac CT4 (2020)
  • Lansing Delta Township Assembly, Michigan – Built the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse
  • Lockport Components, New York – Built the Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick components
  • Orion Assembly, Michigan – Built the Chevrolet Bolt and Chevrolet Sonic
  • Marion Metal Center, Indiana – Did metal fabricating
  • Parma Metal Center, Ohio – Did metal fabricating
  • Romulus Engine, Michigan – Built HFV6 Gen2 V6, 4.3L V6, and Gen IV V8 engines
  • Pontiac Metal Center, Michigan – Did metal fabricating
  • Romulus Transmission, Michigan – Made GR10 transmissions
  • Saginaw Transmission, Michigan – Made brakes and manual transmissions
  • Saginaw Metal Casting Operations, Michigan – Made HFV6 GEN2 V6
  • Spring Hill Manufacturing, Tennessee – Built Ecotec 2.0 turbo, GMC Acadia, Holden Acadia, Cadillac XT5, Ecotec 2.4, components for Traverse, and stamping
  • Tonawanda Engine, New York – Made LV1 4.3L V6, LV3 4.3L V6, L82 5.3L V8, L83 5.3L V8, L83 5.3L V8, L84 5.3L V8, L86 5.3L V8, L86 6.2L V8, LTI 6.2L V8, LT2 6.2L V8, L8T 6.6L V8, LSY 2.0T I4, and LCV 2.5L I4 engines
  • Toledo Transmission, Ohio – Made 6T30/6T40/6T45 and 6L80 RWD 6-speed transmissions
  • Wentzville Assembly, Missouri – Built the GMC Canyon, GMC Savana, Chevrolet Express, and Chevrolet Colorado
  • Warren Transmission – Made 6T70 and 6T75 transmissions
  • Wixom Performance Build Center, Michigan – Made 6.2L V8 LS9, 6.2L V8 LS3, and 7.0L V8 LS7 engines

2. Canada

  • St. Catharines Powertrain, Ontario – Built powertrains
  • CAMI Automotive, Ontario – Built the Chevrolet Equinox
  • Oshawa Car Assembly, Ontario – Built the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS

3. Japan

  • Iwata, Shizuoka – Made truck components
  • Kosai Assembly, Shizuoka – Helped assemble vehicle parts
  • Kawasaki, Kanagawa – Made truck components
  • Fujisawa, Kanagawa – Built the Chevrolet LUV

4. Mexico

  • Ramos Arizpe Assembly, Arizpe – Built the Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Blazer
  • San Luis Potosi Assembly, San Luis Potosi – Built the Pontiac G3, Pontiac Wave, and Chevrolet Aveo
  • Silao Assembly, Silao – Built the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado
  • Silao Engine, Silao – Made engines
  • Silao Transmission, Silao – Made transmissions

5. Brazil

  • Gravatai Automotive Industrial Complex, Rio Grande do Sul – Built the Chevrolet Prisma and Chevrolet Onix
  • Sao Caetano do Sul, Sao Paulo – Built the Spin, Onix Joy, Cobalt, and Montana
  • Sao Jose Dos Campos, Sao Paulo – Built the Trailblazer and the S-10

6. South Korea 

  • GM Korea, Gyeongsang Built the Chevrolet Spark, Damas, Opel Karl, and Labo
  • GM Korea, Incheon Built the Opel Mokka, Chevrolet Sonic (Chevrolet Aveo), Buick Encore, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Trax, and Chevrolet Captiva

7. Thailand

  • Rayong, Thailand – Built the Chevrolet Aveo, Cruze, Captiva, Colorado, and Optra

8. France

  • GM Strasbourg, Strasbourg – Made 6L45/6L50 and 6-speed RWD automatic transmissions
  • Batilly, Batilly – Built the Opel Movano B, Nissan NV400, and Renault Master/Mascott

9. Egypt

  • 6th of October City – Built the N-series

10. Colombia 

  • GM Colmotores, Bogota – Made products from SAIC Wuling (Chevrolet Sail), products from Daewoo/GM Korea (Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Spark GT), and products from Isuzu (the Chevrolet N-Series)

11. Argentina

  • Rosario, Rosario – Built the Chevrolet Cruze

12. Ecuador

  • GM OBB, Quito – Built the Chevrolet Vitara, Astra, Chevrolet Aveo GT 2011, Chevrolet Bus, Chevrolet/Suzuki Vitara SZ 2011, and Chevrolet D-Max 2011

13. Hungary 

  • Magyar Suzuki Corporation, Esztergom – Built the Fiat Sedici, Opel Agila, Suzuki Splash, Suzuki SX4, and Suzuki Swift

14. India

  • Talegaon, Pune – Built the Chevrolet Sail, Chevrolet Beat, Chevrolet Sail U-VA, and Chevrolet Spark
where are chevy colorado trucks made

Michigan, particularly the Flint companies, has the most facilities that make Chevy trucks, parts, and accessories. Different companies in other U.S. areas or other countries usually just manufacture truck parts, as shown above. There are dozens of these companies scattered all over the globe. But the affiliated companies that closed shop were not included on the list.

Fourteen countries over time have manufactured parts or accessories for the Chevy trucks. Apart from this, other countries are still co-operated with the Chevy Company, such as Germany, Spain, Austria, United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden, Vietnam, and even Russia, which is not included in the list.

Most of these countries help in partially building the Chevy trucks, but they don’t entirely make them. Typically, the Chevy Silverado has 46 percent American-made parts. The rest of the 54 percent (which is the majority) is made somewhere else in the world.

Chevy trucks may have some parts made in Japan, France, and other countries. In a sense, it’s a global-made vehicle with the U.S. as the primary proponent of the Chevy truck’s production.

Partnership with China

If you notice, the list doesn’t include China as one of the countries producing Chevrolet. Nevertheless, China and the U.S. have a 50/50 partnership with the SAIC General Motors Corporation Limited (SAIC-GM).

The joint venture between China (SAIC Motor) and General Motors (U.S.) led to the manufacture and sale of automobile brands in Mainland China. They include Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac.

We can also conclude that China is one of the countries that build Chevy trucks.

US-China Economic and Political Relationship

The list did not include China. Why? It may have something to do with the U.S.–China Economic and political relationship. For one, the U.S. government imposed a 27.5 percent tariff on all Chinese-made vehicles sold in the U.S.

Presently, the government’s trade ‘war’ with China prevents the successful marketing of the China-made SAIC-GM vehicles in the U.S.

Future developments about this economic ‘battle’ will determine the fate of the Chinese-made Chevy trucks, or any truck for that matter. It can be a long-standing trade war between two powerful countries as well.

We have answered the question, “Where are Chevy trucks made?” Now, let’s proceed to the questions, “What percentage of your Chevy truck is made in the U.S.?” and “Who owns General Motors now?” We need to answer these queries to understand how other facilities were closed in the 2008 bailout.

For the first question, “What percentage of your Chevy truck is made in the U.S.?” In general, 46 percent of the Chevy truck is made in America; even so, for the Chevy Silverado 1500, 62 percent is made in America. For the Chevrolet Avalanche, 60 percent is made in the U.S. and Canada. Seventy-one percent is made in the U.S. and Canada for the Chevrolet Colorado.

The percentages still show other countries’ active involvement in producing the most popular Chevy truck in the U.S. Also, the Chevy truck will always have a part produced somewhere, so it’s not a hundred percent made in the U.S.

For the second question, “Who owns General Motors now?” Let’s retrace GM’s history to know the answer.

Who Owns General Motors Now?

Previously, the U.S government owns the majority of the shares in the GM Company before the bailout. When it filed for bankruptcy in 2009, it sold some subsidiaries and assets to cope with the dire situation. People thought GM would never recover. But it did.

In 2010, GM was re-established with the government through Chapter 11 reorganization, and the company granted the top shares to three individuals. The top three GM shareholders were Don Ammann, Mary Teresa Barra, and Mark L. Reuss, with Mary Teresa Barra as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GM; hence, GM was free from the government’s management.

The current top three GM shareholders are the Capital Research and Management Company, The Vanguard Group Incorporation, and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Aside from these top three shareholders, many companies invested in GM. This fact is not surprising as GM is a global company that encompasses all borders and commercial frontiers.

The company is now developing and investing in electric vehicles as a future transportation option. For sure, it would be partnering with new companies with expertise in electronics and electrical concepts.

Conclusion – Where Are Chevy Trucks Made?

Where are Chevy trucks made? Chevy trucks are made in many parts of the world, such as Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and Canada, with the U.S. having most of the production facilities. Chevrolet’s primary producer in the states is the Flint, Michigan site, with its production reaching more than 13 million units.

Michigan has many GM-affiliated companies that also assist in the vehicles’ production. In Indiana, Fort Wayne built the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado, while the facility in Silao, Mexico, helped in partially making the Chevrolet Silverado.

The below table is an overview of where the Chevy Silverado and Colorado trucks are made:

PlantChevy Truck Model
GM Flint Assembly in Flint, Michigan, USASilverado Light-Duty and Heavy-Duty
GM Fort Wayne Assembly in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USASilverado Light-Duty
GM Silao Assembly in Silao, MexicoSilverado Light-Duty
Navistar Springfield plant in Springfield, Ohio, USASilverado Medium Duty 4500HD, 5500HD, and 6500HD
GM Wentzville Assembly Center in Wentzville, Missouri, USAAll Colorado models