Opel to produce in Poland
25 June 2004 , RUESSELSHEIM - German carmaker Opel confirmed a report Friday that the company plans to partly produce its new Zafira van at a General Motors plant in Poland.
25 June 2004
RUESSELSHEIM - German carmaker Opel confirmed a report Friday that the company plans to partly produce its new Zafira van at a General Motors plant in Poland.
A spokesman at the GM subsidiary in Ruesselsheim confirmed a report in the business daily Handelsblatt about Opel’s plans, which personnel director Norbet Kuepper revealed to company employees at a recent meeting.
Some of the production of the Zafira is now foreseen for the GM factory in Gliwice.
An Opel statement Friday said the decision was the “result of a comprehensive analysis of all the relevant fields of business” in which Gliwice was regarded as presenting a “considerable competitive advantage” compared to other production sites.
Handelsblatt said that Opel employees had been pushing the company to produce the Zafira at the company’s main plant in Ruesselsheim which is currently working below capacity.
But in a company concession to the workers, Opel management agreed to assign the complete production volume of 20,000 Vectra models to the Ruesselsheim plant, instead of the British plant Ellesmere Port, the paper reported.
Subject: German news