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Opel builds new engine development center

General Motors reinforces the Opel headquarters Rüsselsheim: a 210 million Euros investment will result in a seven-story building complex to be developed by 2017 for engineers and technicians who will be building economical engines.

The center will be built on an area of approximately 36,000 square meters and accommodate, among other things, 43 engine test stands. It is part of a 230 million Euro investment, which was announced by the U.S. parent company, General Motors, in the spring of 2013.

In Rüsselsheim motors and gearboxes should in the future be developed for Europe and the rest of the world. The plant is part of the global GM corporate development. In Rüsselsheim new generations of engines will be produced for all markets in which GM operates. The investment will also secure jobs at the headquarters of the Adam Opel AG, where about 300 engineers were recently hired. To date, 6,250 engineers, technicians and designers work at the ITEZ (Internationale Technische Entwicklungszentrum – International Technical Development Center).

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