Adam Opel AG (Opel) is a German car producer headquartered in Rüsselsheim, Germany and the subsidiary of American General Motors Company. The company building, engineers, manufactures and distributes automobiles Opel-branded passenger, light commercial vehicles and car parts for distribution in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Opel cars are designed and manufactured and sold under the Buick brand in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, the Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand and Vauxhall brands in the United Kingdom. Opel traces its roots to the sewing machine company founded by Adam Opel in 1862. The company start manufacturing bicycles in 1886 and produced its first cars in 1899.
Opel became the company’s share-limited (German: Aktiengesellschaft) in 1929, the United States-based General Motors took a stake in Opel many of the same years. General Motors deteriorated in 1931 and today Adam Opel AG subsidiary is managed entirely by General Motors Company. Although Adam Opel AG continues to share limited company, the shares of the company are not publicly listed. Adam Opel AG is parent company of General Motors UK Limited, also known as Vauxhall, and various other General Motors subsidiaries. During the 1970 and 1980, Opel and Vauxhall distances into one list of reasons are consistent across Europe.
Opel operates 11 vehicle, powertrain, and plants of the four development and test centers in seven countries, and 35,000 employees around Europe. The brand sells cars more than 50 markets around the world. Other plants are in Bochum, Eisenach, and Kaiserslautern, Germany; Vienna / Aspern, Austria; Szentgotthárd, Hungary; Zaragoza, Spain; Gliwice, Tychy, Poland; Ellesmere Port, Luton, UK. I Dudenhofen Test Center is located near the center of the company’ and that made ??all the technical tests and validations car.
Around 6,250 people are responsible for the design and the design of Opel / Vauxhall vehicles at the International Technical Development Center (ITDC) and the European Design Center in Rüsselsheim. All in all, Opel plays the important role in the GM corporate global group. The company is a major engineering platform Epsilon , the platform Epsilon II, Delta platform, Delta (II) platform, the platform Gamma and played a key role in the development of especially the higher-end, more-refined version platform Gamma II. General Motors new platform global D2xx been especially engineered by Opel. So Opel is usually fully responsible for all the car architectures and technologies to the Opel Insignia / Buick Regal. And especially the future-oriented, modern, efficient full-GM architectures for compact cars made by Opel.
Even the idea and the idea behind the Ampera was based on the Opel Frank Weber, the former “Global Vehicle Line Executive and Global Chief Engineer electric vehicle development,” to start an Opel moved to the USA in order to promote the development of this concept is home to the country’s GM instead of the German outpost that is Opel. In 2009 he returned to Weber during the reorganization of the Opel leadership to the Adam Opel GmbH to as “Vice President Planning and Commercial Vehicle Operations” for the company. In 2011, the Frank Weber left Opel for BMW.
Opel established Opel Performance Center (IOPC) in 1997, which is responsible for the development of high-performance cars such as the Astra IOPC, Corsa IOPC, and Insignia IOPC. The IOPC is also used for other tasks More. Opel Special Vehicles (OSV) subsidiary is fully owned by providing a public authority and special-purpose vehicles. The OSV developed in cooperation with International Technical Development Center (ITDC) the Opel Zafira B 1.6 CNG (compressed Natural Gas).