At a glance


The Opel plant in Szentgotthárd was opened in 1992. The ultra-modern engine plant produces the new, very fuel-efficient three and four-cylinder gasoline engines with 1.0 to 1.6-liter displacement as well as the newest generation of mid-size diesel engines.

In 2012, a new, extremely flexible engine plant was opened. The plant’s world-class flexibility enables swift adaptation of the production program to quickly react to changing market demand.


History of the Szentgotthárd Plant


2017 Start of production of new 1.5-liter gasoline engine for the new Opel Insignia
2014 Start of production of the new family of small gasoline engines (SGE)
2013 Start of production of the new family of mid-size gasoline (MGE) and diesel (MDE) engines
2012 Opening of new engine plant
2011 Groundbreaking for new flex-engine-plant
2006 Opening of new transmission remanufacturing facility
2005 Start of production of generation 3 of Family 1 engines
2002 Start of production of CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)
2001 Production of upgraded Family 1 engines begins
2000 Founding of Fiat-GM Powertrain Plant Szentgotthárd
1998 Start of production of Family 1 engine with 1.8-liter displacement
1996 Start of production of cylinder heads
1995 GM takes over 100% ownership
1992 Start of production of Family 1 engines (1.4 and 1.6 liter)
1992 Start of production of Opel Astra (F)
1990 Company founded: Joint Venture between GM and Hungarian manufacturer RÁBA

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