Opel Company Information - Locations of Opel plants


Opel is one of Europe’s largest automakers and has been part of the French automotive company Groupe PSA since August 2017. In 2016, Opel sold approximately 1.2 million vehicles. The company was founded in 1862 by Adam Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and has maintained its headquarters in the brand’s hometown for 155 years.


The automaker has ten manufacturing plants, one development and one test center in six European countries; it has over 37,000 employees with more than 19,000 of those in Germany. Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall are present in over 50 countries around the globe.


Opel’s brand credo is: “The future is everyone’s”. It underscores the company’s commitment to democratize future technologies and make them available to everyone. This approach is ingrained in the history of the brand and is substantiated by examples such as the introduction of the three-way catalytic converter as standard (1989), fitting all passenger cars with full-size airbags (1995), the debut of the personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar (2015) and the current market launch of the revolutionary Opel Ampera-e electric car.


Opel is investing in growth and is conducting the largest product offensive in the company’s history. From 2016 to 2020, the brand will bring 29 new models to market. As seven of those will be introduced in 2017 alone, the year carries the motto “7 in 17”.


In addition to the new generation of the Insignia flagship as a five-door limousine (Insignia Grand Sport), station wagon (Insignia Sports Tourer) and crossover version (Insignia Country Tourer), the electric vehicle and true range champion, the Ampera-e, is being introduced. The company is also expanding its portfolio with two models in the particularly high-growth SUV segments (Sport Utility Vehicle): the Crossland X and the Grandland X.


Opel is proactively approaching the transformation that the entire automotive industry is facing. The industry will change more in the coming years than it has in the last decades. The megatrends that characterize this transformation are electric vehicles, connected and autonomous vehicles as well as alternative individual mobility concepts such as car and ridesharing. The company is aligning itself to these trends and as a driving force of these developments, is using the chances they offer.


One example is the trend-setting electric vehicle Ampera-e: with its range of 520 kilometers*, it eliminates range anxiety and makes electric mobility suitable for everyday use. The brand also sees itself as a trailblazer in digital connectivity between man and car and sets standards in the high-volume segment with the personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar with 4G/LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot**.


Together with the Groupe PSA brands Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles, Opel is part of a new European champion. Groupe PSA positions itself as the second largest carmaker in Europe with over 3 million vehicles sold and a market share of 17 percent in 2016.



*Electric range, measured based on NEDC in kilometers.


**OnStar Services require activation and account with OnStar Europe Ltd. Wi-Fi Hotspot Services require account with nominated network operator. Charges apply after expiry of applicable trial periods. All services subject to mobile network coverage and availability. Local service limitations and charges apply. Please visit www.opel.com/onstar for details.


From its birthplace in Rüsselsheim, the Opel brand has spread out across Europe and the world. We operate modern production and assembly facilities in many European countries and sell our cars all over the world. The Opel Test Center is located in Dudenhofen near the Rüsselsheim headquarters.