- Opel plant in Eisenach to make Mokka X successor as of 2019
- Opel Corsa and ADAM successors to roll off production line in Zaragoza
- Opel thus meeting existing collective agreements in Eisenach
- Production structures and logistics thereby being made more efficient
Opel is setting a new course to make production in Europe even more efficient: The successor of the extremely successful Opel Mokka X SUV will be made in Eisenach as of 2019. The successors of the Opel Corsa and the Opel ADAM will be produced in Zaragoza as of 2019.
“The revised allocations will make production considerably more efficient,” said Philip R. Kienle, Vice President Manufacturing at Opel. “The focused allocation of individual cars to a production site enables synergies in assembly and improved logistics coordination. We are taking an important step towards the future.” Dr. Wolfgang Schäfer-Klug, chairman of the general works council, also emphasized the importance of the new allocation. “This decision secures the jobs of the colleagues in both plants while simultaneously creating perspectives. Based on our IG Metall collective agreement, we have succeeded in achieving the long-term utilization of the plants in Eisenach and Zaragoza with outstanding products.”
Jörg Köhlinger, district manager of the IG Metall trade union, added: “The implementation of the future collective agreement shows how right this agreement was and is. Everybody involved has helped set a course that will secure the future of the sites and jobs while also shaping the future of the Opel sites.”