General Motors Chooses Pasha to Process Cadillacs for Shipment to China

Monday, April 11, 2005

(Corte Madera, CA) – General Motors Corporation, producers of America's luxury brand Cadillac, has chosen The Pasha Group to provide processing services as a key part of the manufacturer's supply chain logistics for its Cadillac CTS and SRX models being shipped to Shanghai, China.

The vehicle shipments are part of General Motors' joint venture with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation Group (SAIC) that combines both imported products and product manufacturers in China as part of a technology transfer program.

One of only a few vehicle processing companies with experience required, Pasha will process and containerize the products for shipment from its flagship facility in the Port of San Diego. Pasha processes vehicles for various manufacturers at its San Diego facility, totaling more than 250,000 vehicles annually.

"Pasha's proven track record in automobile processing and handling makes them an ideal choice for General Motors' Cadillac distribution needs to China," said John Costin of General Motors. "Pasha's expertise provides an important element to the success of this program."

"The opportunity to service General Motors on this project is a major accomplishment for The Pasha Group. Our key objective is to earn a long-term partnership with GM by demonstrating high-level quality services and innovative ongoing logistics solutions. There is a lot to accomplish, but the strength of our operating team in San Diego, coupled with our desire to succeed, should make us an integral part of the GM North America Intercontinental Logistics team," said Trish Zarik, Vice President and GM key account manager for The Pasha Group.

"Customers like Bentley, Lotus and Honda trust the quality and service we deliver at our flagship San Diego processing facility.

We know we can deliver for GM the same award-winning service that will ensure GM's success with this trade program," said Stan Gabara, executive vice president, automotive services at Pasha.

The Pasha Group first began processing automobiles in 1942. Since then the company has been processing, distributing and handling logistics for numerous domestic and international auto manufacturers. All of Pasha's domestic automotive facilities are ISO 9001 certified.

Pasha's extensive experience in automotive logistics makes its new venture, Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, a natural progression. Pasha's new vessel, the M.V. Jean Anne, a 579-foot roll-on/roll-off, Pure Car Truck Carrier was christened on March 21st in San Diego. The first vessel of its kind to be built in the United States, the Jean Anne will make fortnightly voyages between San Diego and Hawaii. Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines is a joint venture of Corte Madera, Calif.-based The Pasha Group and Stamford, Conn.-based Strong Vessel Operators.

About The Pasha Group

The Pasha Group is a 60-year-old global transportation and logistics company. Headquartered in Corte Madera, Calif., the company serves the automotive, transportation, relocation, maritime, distribution and project logistics industries. More information about The Pasha Group, its services and locations can be found at

About General Motors

General Motors (NYSE: GM), the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide, and has been the global automotive sales leader since 1931. GM employs about 325,000 people around the world. More information concerning GM's advanced automotive technologies and environmental performance can be found at