Opel Manufacturing Poland
FormerlyGeneral Motors Manufacturing Poland
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryAutomobile
FounderGeneral Motors
Headquarters,
Number of locations
2
ProductsLight commercial vehicles, engines
Brands
  • Opel, Vauxhall
Revenue1,278,000,000 euro (2018) Edit this on Wikidata
16,000,000 euro (2018) Edit this on Wikidata
OwnerStellantis
Number of employees
2,853 (2018) Edit this on Wikidata
ParentOpel
Websitewww.opel.pl

Opel Manufacturing Poland Sp. z o.o. (formerly General Motors Manufacturing Poland Sp. z o.o.) is an automobile manufacturer in Poland. It assembles light commercial vehicles in a factory in Gliwice and builds engines in Tychy. Opel Manufacturing Poland is a subsidiary of Opel Automobile GmbH in Rüsselsheim, Germany which in turn is a subsidiary of Stellantis.

This is not to be confused with the Opel sales company Opel Poland Sp. z o.o. with seat in Warszawa, appearing publicly as Opel Polska.

Car assembly in Gliwice

Opel factory Gliwice
Gliwice factory
Opel Manufacturing Poland
Location of Opel factory Gliwice
Coordinates50°19′7.9″N 18°37′19.8″E / 50.318861°N 18.622167°E / 50.318861; 18.622167
IndustryAutomobile
ProductsPassenger cars
Area731,343 square metres (7,872,110 sq ft)
Addressul. Adama Opla 1
44-121 Gliwice

Passenger cars

The factory in Gliwice built the compact Opel Astra car for the Opel, Vauxhall and Holden brands and the Opel Cascada for the formerly named brands and as Buick for the North American market.

The passenger car assembly ended on the 30 November 2021.[1][2]

Light commercial vehicles

As the production of Opel Astra in Gliwice was reported to end on the 30 November 2021, Stellantis also announced to start the production of light commercial vehicles (Opel Movano, Peugeot Boxer, Fiat Ducato and Citroen Jumper) in April 2022 in the new factory next to the old one.[1]

Engine factory in Tychy

Opel factory Tychy
as the former Isuzu factory
Opel Manufacturing Poland
Location of Opel factory Tychy
Built1996
Coordinates50°06′08″N 19°01′52″E / 50.1022359°N 19.0310252°E / 50.1022359; 19.0310252
Productsautomobile engines
Employees490 (2016-12-31)
Area350,000 square metres (3,800,000 sq ft)
AddressOddział I ul. Towarowa 50, 43-100 Tychy;

Formerly GM Powertrain Poland and before that Isuzu Motors Polska Sp. z o.o. or ISPOL was opened in 1996 by Isuzu as an alternate[clarification needed] production site for the Circle L engine, also produced in the United States at the DMAX joint venture. However, Isuzu's financial troubles caused General Motors to take control with 60% of ISPOL's capital in 2002. Since then the plant manufactured over two million engines for Opel/Vauxhall. The engines are for various Opel/Vauxhall models.

In 2013, General Motors Company purchased the remaining 40% shares of the Tychy plant from Isuzu Motors Ltd..[3]

In preparation for the sale by GM of the brands Opel and Vauxhall with the whole of the Opel/Vauxhall automobile business in Europe per August 1, 2017, this factory was transferred in the property of Opel Automobile GmbH, which was sold to PSA.

On March 21, 2018 PSA announced that this factory would be retooled to produce 3-cylinder "Puretech" petrol engines to be delivered to PSA's factory in Trnava, Slovakia, saving hundreds of kilometers in transport, and avoiding to build an engine factory at the Trnava site.

See also

regarding Tychy engine factory

References

  1. ^ a b Pokorzyński, Mateusz (23 November 2021). "Opel kończy produkcję Astry w Gliwicach. Fabryka zostanie zamknięta" [Opel ends production of Astra in Gliwice. The factory will close]. Auto Świat (in Polish). Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  2. ^ Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "E-vans drive hopes as Opel ends Polish Astra production | DW | 30.11.2021". DW.COM. Retrieved 2021-11-30.
  3. ^ a b "GM Purchases Remaining Shares in Tychy Plant". Media.opel.com. 2013-04-22. Retrieved 2013-10-03.