Opel to close assembly plant in Germany

Dec 10, 2012 | 04:12 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Adam Opel, Bochum, Zafira, Germany, General Motors, Steve Girsky, Ford, sales production capacity

CHICAGO — Adam Opel AG management notified employees at its Bochum, Germany, auto plant that manufacturing will cease at the end of the current Zafira production cycle in 2016.

Owned by General Motors Co., Detroit, Opel said this past June that it wasn’t planning a successor product to the Zafira in view of the shrinking European car market and industrywide overcapacity.
The warehouse in Bochum will continue to offer jobs beyond 2016 and could be expanded, and Opel is negotiating with employee representatives to allocate new component production in Bochum. ....

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