Opel opens US$230m Global Propulsion Systems Center

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More than 800 engineers and technicians are based at the R&D facility, which is located at the Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

The Global Propulsion Systems Center covers an area of around 36,000m², and houses office and R&D space, including 45 state-of-the-art dynamometers. The new test center, which took two years to construct, represents the biggest single investment in a new building at the headquarters in Germany since the inauguration of the new production plant in 2002.

“The new development center will make our work even faster and even more efficient. It not only strengthens Opel but also Rüsselsheim and the entire GM (General Motors) development network,” said Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann, Opel CEO.

The new facility is part of the €230m (US$253m) investment in new testing and development facilities at the International Technical Development Centre (ITDC) and the Development Centre in Rodgau-Dudenhofen that was announced two years ago, with most of the total amount being invested in Rüsselsheim.

October 18, 2016

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