Statement Regarding the Proposed New International Trade Crossing between Detroit and Windsor

Jun 15, 2012, 13:00 ET from Chrysler Group LLC

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chrysler Group LLC:

"Chrysler Group applauds the strong leadership that U.S. and Canadian government officials have provided for the proposed New International Trade Crossing, especially Governor Snyder, Prime Minister Harper, Premier McGuinty and Secretary LaHood," said Sergio Marchionne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Chrysler Group LLC.

"A new crossing represents a tremendous opportunity to further strengthen the economies of the U.S. and Canada, the future of our company and many other businesses," added Marchionne. "Undoubtedly, the new crossing will provide a secure, world-class trade and transportation infrastructure for the busiest trade corridor in the United States."

Following are some additional key facts about Chrysler Group's use of this trade corridor:

  • Every day, Chrysler Group moves over 1,300 component shipments; 2,000 cars and trucks; and makes over 1,600 customs entries.
  • Hundreds of our employees cross the border to work in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Chrysler's manufacturing process is integrated throughout all of our North American plants. Ensuring a smooth crossing for both commerce and people is essential to our just in-time manufacturing process. Delays at the border add cost to each of our vehicles.
    • For example, engines made in Trenton or stampings from Warren or Sterling Heights cross the border daily for use at assembly plants in Ontario. Canadian-made vehicles and components also cross the border daily destined for U.S. dealerships or assembly plants.

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC