Opel: New Plan For The Future

Rüsselsheim, Germany, 30. May 2018

Since the Takeover by the French PSA group, much has been speculated about the future of Opel. Some expert painted visions of Horror to the wall, and introduced the brand to the abyss. Now it shows itself As bad will not happen. We say, on what measures, Opel, the works Council and the IG Metall has agreed.

Removal of 3,700 Bodies

The setting of Paris for Opel-in-chief Michael Lohscheller is clear: In the framework of the so-called PACE-Plan, the operating margin from the car should be mobile by 2020, two percent, and by 2026 it is expected to be six percent. Opel needs to be more effective and cost-effective. From this be reduced with the help of a voluntary program of 3,700 jobs in Germany. At the same time, the workforce is not increases in the next few years, collectively agreed additional payments and rate. In turn, it is up to 2023 no compulsory redundancies.

PSA invests in Opel

But there is also good news for the Market: No location will be closed until 2023, even "significant investments will flow," according to Eisenach, RUESSELSHEIM and Kaiserslautern. Is produced from mid-2019, the Grand country X as a replacement for Adam in two layers in Eisenach, from 2020 onwards, a Version with a Plug is added-in Hybrid. The development center in Rüsselsheim, Germany, takes care of the development of the next Generation of the EP-engine family. It is diesel with 1.4 and 1.6 liters displacement, coming so far in models of Citroën and Peugeot. At the same time 15 centres of excellence in Rüsselsheim, Germany to be established, there will in the future be developed for each European Opel model with PSA technology.(rh)