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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

GM Signs Kazakh Contract

DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. said Monday it signed a contract to distribute North American products in Kazakhstan, one of the newly independent states of the former U.S.S. R.

Intervolfram, located in Almaty, Kazakhstan, will initially sell Chevrolet cars and trucks and some Cadillac models in the Almaty and Karaganda areas of Kazakhstan, GM said.

Intervolfram is a venture between World Machinery Co. of West Nyack, New York, and Kazakh investors.

GM said sales are expected to start in the first quarter, with the initial shipment of Chevrolet cars and light trucks scheduled in February.

Intervolfram will offer parts, Sande said. GM began selling North American and Opel vehicles in Russia in 1992 and has founded over 35 dealers here.