At a glance

The Gliwice plant was built in a record time of just 22 months and began producing components in April 1998. Just four months later the first vehicle, an Astra (F) Classic, rolled off the assembly line.
The company is the largest foreign investor in Silesia. It makes a significant contribution to the region’s economic upswing and to the positive changes occurring in its industrial structure.
Currently the plant produces the Opel Astra (K), the GTC, Opel Astra four-door model and has exclusive production of the elegant Opel Cascada convertible.

History of the Gliwice Plant

2015    Start of production of new Opel Astra (K) and Buick Cascada
2013    Start of production of Opel Cascada
2012    Start of production of Opel Astra OPC
2011    Start of production of Opel Astra GTC
     Milestone: 1.5 million vehicles built
2010    Third shift is introduced
2009    Start of production of new Opel Astra (J)
2007    Production milestone: the one millionth vehicle is produced
     Start of production of Opel Astra (H)
2005    Start of production of Opel Zafira (B)
2003    Start of production of Astra Classic II (G)
2000    Start of production of Opel Agila
1998    Start of vehicle production; first Astra Classic (F) rolls off the assembly line
1998    Start of production of components for the Astra (F)
1996    Groundbreaking

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