Rüsselsheim, 2nd January 2011 – With a classic car meeting wants the automaker Opel in the new year celebrating its 150th anniversary. At the headquarters in Rüsselsheim in May 1000 about historic cars of the brand are expected to use the flash as a company spokesman said. Even should there be an official ceremony later this year, but their form is still open. In any case, employees should be involved in the Jubilee. They have already been asked for ideas internally the company’s anniversary.
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This has since 1929, the U.S. company General Motors (GM), a company belonging to the 23th August 1862 set as the date of its founding. Then to Adam Opel (1837-1895) have returned and have started in his father’s workshop and the work on their own sewing machine, which was in the early years foundation for the commercial success of the World Exhibition in Paris.
14 years later rose Adam Opel at the urging of his sports-loving sons very successfully in the production of bicycles. Opel has been in the 1920s, the world’s largest bicycle producer in the meantime and also extremely successful in 1899 with the construction of automobiles recorded.
After peaking in the 1970s but gradually lost market share Opel and currently fighting for a return to profitability. The date of the parent company GM Europe on limited company employs approximately 40,000 people.
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