Founded in 1908, GM today has 326,999 employees around the world. With headquarters in Detroit (Michigan), USA, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2005, GM sold 9.17 million cars globally and trucks under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo (now disbanded, but replaced by Chevrolet in Europe and some other countries), Holden, Hummer, Oldsmobile (now dissolved), Pontiac, Saab, Saturn Corporation, Vauxhall Motors. GM operates a finance company, GMAC Financial Services, which offers financing and car insurance, residential and commercial. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the provider of information services and vehicle insurance.
GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto and Technology Co. of South Korea, with contributions from product purchases and transmission trains with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Japan. GM also has advanced technology collaborations with Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan, DaimlerChrysler AG and BMW AG of Germany, and vehicle manufacturing operations with several automobile manufacturers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki. The GM parts and accessories are sold under the brands of GM, GM Performance Parts, GM Goodwrench and ACDelco through GM Service and Parts Operations, which provides grants and GM dealers worldwide. The engines and transmissions for GM sold through GM Powertrain. The largest national market is the United States GM, followed by China, Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.