Opel

Opel will develop PSA's 4-cylinder engines for Europe, China, N.A.

June 15, 2018 06:01 CET
Opel's engineering center in Ruesselsheim will develop PSA's new 4-cylinder gasoline engines for use in Europe, China and North America.

Opel will save up to 50% in development costs thanks to PSA platforms

June 11, 2018 18:32 CET
Opel is set to save up to half the development costs for new vehicles by sharing platforms, electronics, chassis and powertrains with parent company PSA.

PSA's decision to move Opel Grandland X production angers French unions

May 30, 2018 16:11 CET
PSA's decision to move production of the Opel Grandland X from France to Germany has angered French workers' representatives.

Opel and labor leaders agree to job guarantees, investments at German sites

May 29, 2018 20:57 CET
German labor leaders agreed with PSA's Opel unit on an investment plan and job guarantees for factories in Germany in return for wage concessions.

Opel halts staff buyouts as engineers quit for BMW, JLR

May 11, 2018 21:11 CET
Opel has suspended voluntary buyouts after staff representatives warned that a wave of departures following PSA's takeover could leave it short of skilled workers.

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Check out the ANE monthly magazine for May

May 7, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine is ready to view. The new edition looks at how PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares' integration of Opel/Vauxhall is progressing.

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PSA boss Tavares sees signs his big bet on Opel will pay off

May 6, 2018 06:01 CET
PSA CEO Carlos Tavares shook up the industry by purchasing GM's money-losing Opel and Vauxhall brands and vowing to have them turn a profit by 2020. So far, Tavares says, things are on the right track.

ANE's May issue goes live on Monday

May 4, 2018 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly magazine goes live on Monday. The new edition looks at how PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares' integration of Opel/Vauxhall is progressing.

Opel union blocks voluntary buyouts, stifling deeper PSA cuts, report says

April 27, 2018 15:17 CET
Opel's works council has halted a voluntary buyout plan, crimping parent company PSA's ability to pursue deeper staff cuts, internal memos seen by Reuters showed.

Vauxhall workers agree to pay deal as PSA's dispute in Germany continues

April 26, 2018 19:18 CET
Workers at Vauxhall's factory in Ellesmere Port, England, agreed to a pay deal with PSA, as a dispute with the French automaker's Opel workers in Germany continues.

Opel workers protest cuts as PSA's Tavares digs in

April 25, 2018 11:14 CET
Hundreds of Opel workers gathered outside the automaker's plant in Eisenach, Germany, to protest PSA's plans to rein in wages in return for production investments.

PSA's conflict over Opel factory is 'short-term' pain, Tavares says

April 24, 2018 16:11 CET
Talks between PSA and the German union IG Metall over the future of Opel's Eisenach factory are a necessary short-term pain, CEO Carlos Tavares told PSA shareholders.

PSA first-quarter revenue jumps 42% on Opel/Vauxhall acquisition

April 24, 2018 07:51 CET
PSA's revenue rose 42 percent to 18 billion euros ($22 billion) in the first quarter, lifted by its acquisition of Opel/Vauxhall last year.

Opel CEO says German investments hinge on improving competitiveness

April 23, 2018 14:10 CET
Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller reaffirmed that the automaker's new owner, PSA, wants to invest in Germany and keep open factories if it can reach an agreement with workers to improve their competitiveness.

Solidarity among Opel/Vauxhall unions frays after German workers resist cuts

April 21, 2018 09:07 CET
German Opel workers' resistance to pay curbs and other concessions demanded by new parent PSA has angered unions in other European markets including France and the UK.

PSA wants 3,700 Opel job cuts in Germany, labor chief says

April 20, 2018 16:02 CET
PSA wants 3,700 job cuts at Opel in Germany by 2020 and a process of contract buyouts and early retirement has already resulted in a reduction of about 2,000 positions, Opel's labor chief said.

PSA's Tavares faces toughest opponent yet in German union

April 20, 2018 09:16 CET
PSA boss Carlos Tavares, who is no stranger to thrashing out difficult labor deals, is now taking on Germany's powerful IG Metall union, which has been the undoing of many a cost cutter.

Opel labor leaders fear Eisenach plant work force could halve

April 20, 2018 09:48 CET
German labor leaders fear Opel's Eisenach factory could lose half its 1,800-person work force unless a deal with owner PSA is struck. The French company wants concessions to raise the plant's profitability as a precondition for getting more production allocated to the plant.

PSA's fight to cut Opel's production costs intensifies

April 19, 2018 13:27 CET
PSA's fight to cut production costs at Opel's German factories took on a national dimension with Chancellor Angela Merkel intervening to say she expected the French automaker to honor commitments it made when it bought Opel from GM last year.

German government must help in Opel dispute, Merkel says

April 18, 2018 18:52 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she expected PSA to stick to the commitments it made during its takeover of Opel last year after a magazine reported that PSA plans to cut 800 jobs at Opel's Eisenach plant.

Smaller Opel/Vauxhall dealer network will focus on performance, customer satisfaction

April 17, 2018 10:00 CET
Opel/Vauxhall may lose up to a third of its dealerships in Europe after new owner PSA cancelled dealer contracts as part of a performance review.

PSA, union in standoff over Opel's Eisenach plant

April 16, 2018 19:42 CET
PSA has postponed a decision on whether to build a new electrified vehicle at Opel's Eisenach factory in Germany after workers rejected wage concessions.

Opel, Vauxhall to scrap dealerships as Peugeot cuts costs

1:10 pm U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
Opel and Vauxhall are cutting dealerships as new owner Peugeot continues to reduce costs at the automaker it acquired last year in the face of sliding sales, notably in Britain, a major market.

Opel starts voluntary job cuts to avoid plant closures

March 27, 2018 15:20 CET
Opel will start offering voluntary buyouts to staff as a way of improving the competitive position of its German operations after the automaker was excluded from an investment plan presented last week by parent PSA.

Opel's German workers demand investment from PSA

March 23, 2018 16:55 CET
Opel's German workers demanded "constructive proposals" for investment decisions, rejecting demands from parent PSA for wage concessions.

 
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