Founded in 1862 in Rüsselsheim, Opel is one of the most technologically advanced automobile manufacturers in Europe. We have a long and rich history. Our company is shaped by our passion for cars. Together with Vauxhall, our sister brand in the U.K., we sell vehicles in over 40 markets in Europe.The company operates plants and development centers in seven European countries, and employ around 40,000 people. Many additional jobs are provided by over 6,500 dealer / service sites.
With the market introduction of the electric Opel Ampera, the company has founded a new segment in the European automotive market and underlines its role as a trendsetter for progressive mobility solutions.
In 2011, we sold over 1.2 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Europe, achieving a market share of 6.1 percent