Η Opel ανακοίνωσε ότι στο εργοστάσιο της στη Σαραγόσα, μέσα στα 30 χρόνια λειτουργίας του, έχει κατασκευάσει περισσότερα από 11 εκατ. αυτοκίνητα. Στο εργοστάσιο αυτό η Opel ξεκίνησε να κατασκευάζει το Corsa το 1982, ενώ σήμερα κατασκευάζει εκεί τόσο το πεντάπορτο Corsa όσο και το Meriva

Συνολικά το εργοστάσιο έχει 6.000 υπαλλήλους και από την αρχή της λειτουργίας του, η Opel έχει επενδύσει 4,1 δις ευρώ. Μέσα στα 30 χρόνια, έχει κατασκευάσει 9.161.725 Corsa, 1.331.966 Meriva, 213.369 Combo, 250.728 Tigra, 153.908 Kadett και 52.731 Astra

Παράλληλα η Opel ανακοίνωσε ότι στην έκθεση IAA επαγγελματικών αυτοκινήτων θα παρουσιάσει το νέο Movano, το νέο Combo αλλά και το ανανεωμένο Vivaro. Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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30 Years, 11 million cars – Opel Zaragoza plant celebrates

  • Anniversary ceremony held at the plant
  • Plant currently makes popular Opel Corsa and Meriva
  • Celebrations are part of 150th anniversary of Opel brand

Zaragoza. The Opel/Vauxhall plant in Zaragoza, Spain, has just celebrated its 30th anniversary, having produced more than eleven million cars. The plant in the region of Aragon currently manufactures the five-door Corsa variant and the Meriva. In 1982, the first Corsa rolled off the assembly line. This marked the beginning of the plant’s extraordinary success story that saw the production of six different Opel vehicle labels over the years.

At a ceremony attended by senior government representatives, Managing Director Antonio Cobo, praised the dedication of the employees and their “Passion for Quality” philosophy.

Around 6,000 employees work at the plant with more than 4.1 billion euro invested there in total. Since Zaragoza’s opening, 9,161,725 Corsa, 1,331,966 Meriva, 213,369 Combo, 250,728 Tigra, 153,908 Kadett and 52,731 Astra have been produced.

The Zaragoza celebration comes in the middle of Opel’s 150th anniversary year. In 1862, the company started out as a sewing machine factory in Rüsselsheim, Germany, then switched to bicycle production and started making cars in 1899.

IAA Commercial Vehicles 2012: Opel Presents Updated Model Portfolio

  • Special industry solutions: Cooperation with certified body conversion experts
  • Increased safety: Load securing features plus advanced chassis systems
  • Movano: 188 variants for every utility need
  • Combo: New generation with best-in-class values in key areas
  • Vivaro: Seasoned pro with Europe-wide success
  • Wide service network: The right partner in the right location

Rüsselsheim/Hanover. Opel presents the most modern and versatile light commercial vehicle portfolio it has ever offered at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2012 in Hanover (September 20 – 27) with the current Movano, Vivaro and Combo model generations. In addition to a wide range of variants and conversions ex-works, Opel offers special industry solutions in partnership with certified body conversion experts. Some of these special models will be on display at the Opel booth D22 in Hall 12. Five Combo versions (including a refrigerator vehicle and a panel van with laundry equipment), three Vivaro (e.g. a panel van with load securing points) and five Movano models (including a low frame box body version and rear tipper public utility vehicle with all-wheel drive) give an impression of the wide range of uses for Opel commercial vehicles in the gross vehicle weight category up to 4.5 tons.

The best for every industry: From all-wheel drive to refrigerator vehicle

The broad range of Opel Movano, Vivaro and Combo variants available ex-factory meet practically every transport and utility need.

And Opel goes even further, offering solutions to very special trade and industry needs. To ensure best possible Opel quality with individual and custom-made equipment, the company works together with renowned, certified special solution and conversion specialists. For example, the Movano will be at the Opel booth in Hanover as a rear-tipper with all-wheel drive. All-wheel specialists Oberaigner have built in the system.

With its wide product range and superb ergonomics, the Movano also offers the ideal vehicle basis for emergency rescue and special mobility needs services. A fire-fighting vehicle equipped with portable fire pump constructed by Furtner & Ammer is available to fire fighters, and Opel subsidiary OSV (Opel Special Vehicles) has built a special police conversion of the Movano Combi with two swivel seats.

The Combo versions with laundry equipment from Bott and refrigeration will also be at the Opel booth. The refrigeration system from Wükaro is convincing with well thought-through details and solutions. According to individual needs, the cooling system is available as integrated cooling or as roof cooling. Optional accessories include protective molding, false floors and load-securing rails.

Safety first: Well-secured cargo

Safety plays an especially important role particularly during the average work day. Optimum precautionary measures begin with proper load securing. Ladder racks, anti-skid floor covering and all-around lashing strips are standard in Opel vans or can be ordered as special equipment. Together with conversion experts, Opel has the right solution ready for industry-specific needs. For example, Bott fits the compact Combo panel van with workshop equipment, while Würth does this in the Movano panel van. A special load securing assembly from VanyCare can be seen in the Vivaro panel van with crew cab at the IAA in Hanover. The van is also offered with Sortimo interior solutions. The numerous organization systems can be individually adjusted and ensure a tidy loading area. This keeps everything in its proper place even during sudden driving maneuvers, making tools or work materials that fly through the vehicle or shift the vehicle’s center of gravity a thing of the past.

Opel Movano: Up to nine percent lower consumption

The ultimate cargo carrier in Opel’s trio appears at the trade show as a newly-minted award winner. At the end of July, the Movano made it to the winner’s podium for the German Commercial Vehicle Prize 2012 awarded by the German Industrial Trade Magazine, beating many respected competitors. This excellent ranking is based mainly on the latest upgrades and enhancements made by Opel during the on-going model updates. Thanks to a host of improvements including engine enhancements, fuel consumption could again be reduced, a key factor for business owners and all those for whom operating costs are particularly important. The 2.3 liter CDTI diesel engines with 74 kW/100 hp and 92 kW/125 hp both come standard with six-speed manual transmission and feature modifications to the oil and steering pumps as well as the engine electronics. Combined with low rolling resistance tires this leads to a significant reduction of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by nine percent compared to the predecessor model: to 7.8 liters of diesel per 100 km and 205 g/km CO2 in the 100 and 125 hp front-wheel drive Movano with the panel van body.

The Opel Movano provides one of the widest ranges of body variants – 188 in total – on the light commercial vehicle market, offering a model for virtually every customer-specific utility profile. The range includes panel vans available in four vehicle lengths and three roof heights, combi versions, chassis and crew cabs as well as platform chassis models. There are also vehicles which are flexibly equipped for special conversions or enhancements, and some special versions – like dropside, tipper or bus – are available ex-works.

Opel Combo: 108 variants for all needs

“The right model variant for every utility profile” – this motto applies to all Opel commercial vehicles. In addition, the new Opel Combo more than lives up to this slogan, offering a total of 108 variants. In addition to this wide variety of models, the third-generation Combo offers a modern powertrain portfolio (with six gasoline, diesel and CNG engines) as well as best-in-class results in terms of functionality and utility – key criteria to set new standards in the European Van-B segment.

The wide Opel Combo model range meets a broad spectrum of individual customer needs. It comprises two basic body types with short and long wheel bases (2,755/3,105 mm). Both types are available in van form as a panel van or in a five to seven-seat van version for carrying passengers. The variants with short wheelbase can also be ordered with standard or high roofs. With this, the Opel Combo model range offers a flexible basis for professional use in business or industry as well as for a versatile multi-purpose family and leisure vehicle.

The panel van version boasts impressive figures in key areas: payload (up to one ton including driver), load capacity (up to 4.6 m3), rear axle load (up to 1.45 tons), load length (3,400 mm with front passenger seat folded down), load height (1,550 mm), rear door opening (height/width: 1,455/1,231 mm), and lowest loading bay threshold (545 mm).

The new Opel Combo offers a diverse and competitive spectrum of powertrains, including four diesel engines, one gasoline unit and a CNG version (Compressed Natural Gas) that runs on gasoline or natural gas. All gasoline and diesel engines are available as the particularly fuel efficient and environmentally sound ecoFLEX variant with Start/Stop technology. In addition to low fuel consumption, long service intervals and low maintenance costs contribute to the new Combo generation’s high economic efficiency. For the gasoline and CNG models, a routine inspection is recommended every 30,000 kilometers; the recommendation for diesel versions is every 35,000 km.

Opel Vivaro: Half a million robust all-rounders

The Opel Vivaro’s qualities are undisputed and have been proven innumerable times. With well over 500,000 units built since its start in 2001, it is one of the most popular vans in its class (up to 2.9 tons permissible total weight). Just like the Opel Combo and Movano, the Vivaro also offers a wide range of variants: van, combi versions, passenger busses and leisure vans. The flexible load master combines the characteristic driver’s cab with “Jumbo roof” with practical functionality and high economy. The Vivaro has maximum load capacity of up to 8.4 m3, payload of up to 1,207 kg and can comfortably hold up to nine passengers. It comes in two wheelbases, two roof heights and five base versions (panel van, Combi, Tour, Life, platform chassis).

Only particularly low-emission Euro-5 diesel engines fitted with a diesel particulate filter as standard power the Opel Vivaro. This means that the Vivaro qualifies for the green emissions sticker, allowing it to enter all low emission zones. The 2.0 CDTI engine is available with 66 kW/90 hp and 84 kW/115 hp.

Comprehensive service: The right place at the right time

It is also important to always have the proper assistance nearby. Opel boasts a wide-ranging service network with excellent quality. Throughout Europe, around 6,200 service locations – with over 3,400 of those specialized in commercial vehicles – guarantee fast and professional service. The Opel commercial vehicle centers ensure customers’ mobility with tailored services, as well as assistance with issues ranging from maintenance and servicing to retrofitting possibilities and financing. The company offers tailored solutions for business operators, e.g. in Germany with Opel Business Customer Leasing – and with the combination of vehicle plus complete service, an all-in-one solution. This saves the customer time, money and resources. All service partners participate in further education programs to maintain their top professionalism and to find the optimal individual solutions for their customers.