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Headquarters in Rüsselsheim

Adam Opel AG

Opel, one of Europe’s largest automakers, was founded by Adam Opel in Rüsselsheim in 1862. The company sells more than one million vehicles a year, making it GM’s second largest passenger car brand and the third biggest in Europe. Opel is conducting the largest product offensive in its history and will introduce 23 new vehicles and 13 new engines by 2016. The company is entering new market segments with vehicles like the Mokka compact SUV, the small lifestyle ADAM and the elegant Cascada convertible. Already in 2011, Opel established a new segment in the European automotive market with the launch of the electrically-powered Ampera, reinforcing the company’s role as a trailblazer in advanced mobility solutions.

Headquartered in Rüsselsheim, Opel operates 11 plants and four development and test centers in seven European countries. The company has more than 35,000 employees in Europe, with more than 19,000 based in Germany (status December 2013). Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall are present in over 50 countries. In 2013, a total of 1.064 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles were sold.

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Europe Plants Aspern Bochum Rüsselsheim Luton Plant Ellesmere Port Plant Szentgotthard Eisenach Kaiserslautern Zaragoza Gliwice Tychy

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