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    Opel Media Online
    2014-07-21

    - Newly-established Opel Group reflects widened scope of European activities
    - From now on, Opel’s leadership team steers General Motors’ European business including Russia from the Opel Group
    - Opel Group assumes economic responsibility for all GM brands in Europe
    - Adam Opel AG enjoys more solid financial basis
    - No effects on quarterly reporting in Europe
    - Employees’ rights of co-determination contractually guaranteed



    Rüsselsheim. Opel improves its organizational structure: effective 1 July 2014, the newly-established Opel Group assumes full responsibility for General Motors’ business in Europe. Through this new entity, the company aggregates the responsibilities for Opel/Vauxhall as well as all other operations of GM in Europe – including Russia. Led by Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, the management board of the Opel Group, which is almost identical to the so-far existing management board of the Adam Opel AG, will steer GM’s European business. The new entity, similar to the Adam Opel AG, will be based in Rüsselsheim.

    With this organizational change, the Opel Group will also take over economic responsibility for all GM brands in Europe. Consequently, the Adam Opel AG will be able to strengthen its financial basis. The operative business of the Adam Opel AG remains unaffected by this reorganization.

    Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, CEO of the management board of Opel Group GmbH: “Today, we are more than just Opel/Vauxhall. With the Opel Group, we align our organizational and legal entity structure in Europe with the business operations. We streamline our decision making processes and increase our efficiency. In brief: this reorganization is an important step in implementing our business plan DRIVE! 2022 and another sign of confidence of our parent company GM.” By 2022, the company aims to gain market share of 8 percent in Europe, increase the profit margin to 5 percent and further improve product quality as well as customer and employee satisfaction.

    The employees’ rights of co-determination are contractually guaranteed in the new organizational structure. Dr. Wolfgang Schäfer-Klug, Chairman of the General Works Council: “We ensured that the right of co-determination is safeguarded to the same extent despite the organizational changes.” In reference to the foundation of the Opel Group with its about 100 employees, Dr. Schäfer-Klug said: “We are happy that Opel’s position has been further strengthened. From Opel’s perspective, the reorganization of the European business offers more opportunities for growth and employment.”

    The new Opel Group is a testimony of how important Opel has become for General Motors. The Opel leadership has taken over numerous GM responsibilities in Europe over the past two years. Among these are full responsibility for Russia’s growing market and the planned manufacture of selected cars for Buick in the US and Holden in Australia and New Zealand.

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    Re: Opel becomes more efficient and solid

    does this INCLUDE Cadillac in Europe now under Opel? IF so then hopefully Opel can see better how to make it work VS the current "run from USA" operation

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    Re: Opel becomes more efficient and solid

    Great, another re-arrangement of the deck chairs by people who couldn't care less about Cadillac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    does this INCLUDE Cadillac in Europe now under Opel? IF so then hopefully Opel can see better how to make it work VS the current "run from USA" operation
    Yes, Chevrolet and Cadillac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minnfang View Post
    Great, another re-arrangement of the deck chairs by people who couldn't care less about Cadillac.
    Believe me, it can't get worse.

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    Adding Russia to the EU sales, won't much difference to the numbers.

    Opel of Russia sales
    June sales Opel 4,489 -31%
    YTD sales Opel 33,514 - 15%

    Mind you all the Russian sales for American automakers sales are falling in Russia, it must have been something Obama said?

    Russia June sales
    Jeep sales up +57%
    Cadillac sales -10%
    Opel sales down -31%
    Chrysler down -47%
    Chevrolet sales down -47%
    Ford sales down -53%

    RHD UK will still be General Motors biggest market that accounted for nearly 50% of GM Europe sales in some months like March.

    General Motors of Europe Opel/Vauxhall June 2014 sales
    No1 RHD Vauxhall UK 28,304
    No2 LHD Opel Gemany 22,191
    No3 LHD Opel France 6,633

    Russia LHD Opel Russia 4,489 sale is a small declining market for GM as things get a bit frosty, Lada sales not getting hit in US as there are not any..

    2022 does sound like a more realistic goal to turn Opel around in Europe in sounds honest, nobody knows what will happen by 2022 as peak oil dips, oil will be in a big oil fields dip as China, India & Africa sip more and more oil, and become harder to pull out the ground who knows what will happen? Chevy Volt & Ampere just got kicked out of Europe as masses can't afford the expensive green technology sales are poor 332 sales to 731,000,000 million Europeans was not good not good sign for the future, if buyers can't afford the green technology..

    FWD Opel $20 billion losers has nothing in their European line-up that l would ever buy personally, thats all my fault l suppose. I have driven small FWD cars in Europe they are cramped, uncomfortable on long journeys, under powered, noisy very high revving on the highway, and very fatiguing to drive want to steer pull outwards on roundabouts, l need another vacation to get over driving one, can't wait to hand the keys back.
    I get back home can drive a RWD or pick-up 500 miles on a highway in total comfort, its some much more relaxing so low-reving quite, stress free drive a dream to drive long distances in.

    Only thing l would ever buy from General Motors Europe is fuel efficient RWD car or light duty Chevy pick-up truck, GM don't offer a high profit yield light duty pick-up truck or fuel efficient RWD to 731,000,000 Europeans in Europe like they do in all the other big continents Asia, America's, Oceania & Africa, so without high profit yielding vehicles in GM Europe, 5% profit margin on small FWD cars is going to be tough to achieve without a big drop off in sales, Mokka Insignia & Adam can attract a premium prices will make this goal.

    I wish Opel the best of luck for the future they are gonna need it, l hope their 2022 plan is a success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    Yes, Chevrolet and Cadillac.
    But Chevrolet is being pulled from Europe, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    But Chevrolet is being pulled from Europe, right?
    Western Europe, but not Eastern Europe and Russia. Camaro and Corvette are still available.
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    Putin has just stated that government officials will no longer be allowed to purchase foreign cars. All government vehicles are to be Russian made from now on.

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/0...0FK1YS20140715
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager View Post
    Putin has just stated that government officials will no longer be allowed to purchase foreign cars. All government vehicles are to be Russian made from now on.
    As long as the russian mafia can buy her beloved luxury SUVs, we are safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager View Post
    Putin has just stated that government officials will no longer be allowed to purchase foreign cars. All government vehicles are to be Russian made from now on.

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/0...0FK1YS20140715
    Russian-made or Russian cars? For instance, you can buy an American-made Japanese car.



    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    As long as the russian mafia can buy her beloved luxury SUVs, we are safe.
    Russian mob guys own a high-end used car dealer around the corner from me. They love the new Corvette, G-Wagens, Hummers, and just about anything that's a Mercedes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toto View Post
    As long as the russian mafia can buy her beloved luxury SUVs, we are safe.
    LOL

    Which luxury Opel SUV's are they buying in big numbers? No5 in Russia in Dacia Duster is the best selling SUV in Russia with 6,079 one vehicles sales outsold Opel of Russia sales all models with 4,489 sales. Mafia No1 choice of SUV is a Duster.

    General Motor best selling vehicle funny enough is a boxy Chevrolet Niva SUV with 2,660 sales No18 in the Russia sales charts sales are down -36% so the mafia have not stopped all its sales yet. Opel sad to say don't have a car in their Top 25. Can't say l can see Opel's 2.3% Russian market share making a 8% market share gain by 2022.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldsmobile stopped View Post
    LOL

    Which luxury Opel SUV's are they buying in big numbers? No5 in Russia in Dacia Duster is the best selling SUV in Russia with 6,079 one vehicles sales outsold Opel of Russia sales all models with 4,489 sales. Mafia No1 choice of SUV is a Duster.

    General Motor best selling vehicle funny enough is a boxy Chevrolet Niva SUV with 2,660 sales No18 in the Russia sales charts sales are down -36% so the mafia have not stopped all its sales yet. Opel sad to say don't have a car in their Top 25. Can't say l can see Opel's 2.3% Russian market share making a 8% market share gain by 2022.
    Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche? I'm german, ya know?

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    Russian-made or Russian cars? For instance, you can buy an American-made Japanese car.






    Russian mob guys own a high-end used car dealer around the corner from me. They love the new Corvette, G-Wagens, Hummers, and just about anything that's a Mercedes.
    Jeeps sales are up 57% in Russia breaking that trend.

    No 11 in Russia is the Toyota Camry with 3,199 sales.

    Russia Top Brands the US plays worlds policeman becomes unpopular, the do nothings South Korean fill the void. Bloody wonderful, who says crime does not pay?

    Russia's Top 3
    No1 Lada
    No2 Kia
    No3 Hyundai

    No8 Chevy
    No13 Ford
    No14 Opel
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    Maybe three-wheelers are exempt.

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