Purpose

I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Vauxhall-Opel opens a €210 Million 7-floor testing and development building for propulsion systems of the future.

  • Seven-floor testing and development building for propulsion systems of the future
  • €210 million investment at Rüsselsheim, Germany headquarters
Only two years after the ground breaking ceremony the new, ultra-modern Global Propulsion Systems Center at Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany is ready to go into service. The Opel Group includes the Vauxhall brand representing its largest market.
More than 800 engineers and technicians will develop the propulsion systems of the future in the complex with a surface area of around 36,000 square metres. 



The complex not only has a technology centre and office space but also 45 latest generation test dynamometers.
The €210 million invested in the new Global Propulsion Systems Center is the biggest single investment in buildings in Rüsselsheim since the inauguration of the new production plant in 2002.
“The new development centre will make our work even faster and even more efficient. It not only strengthens Opel but also Rüsselsheim and the entire GM development network,” said Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, Opel CEO.
“This new centre is a very important strategic investment. We will develop the propulsion systems of the future here by using ultra-modern tools and a total of 45 new dynamometers. GM decided to build this centre in Rüsselsheim for good reason. It is a sign of appreciation for the performance and the know-how of our highly-qualified Opel engineers. The global network makes GM and Opel especially strong”, said Dan Nicholson, Vice President GM Global Propulsion Systems.
This new construction is part of the €230 million investment in new testing and development facilities at the International Technical Development Centre (ITDC) and at the Development Centre in Rodgau-Dudenhofen announced two years ago, with most of the total amount being invested in Rüsselsheim.
The facility is integrated in the global development system of GM Global Propulsion Systems. The output can be optimally evaluated and implemented thanks to the internationally standardised testing procedures and software.