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Beginning. In 1862, Adam Opel founded his company. Car production came in 1899, when he teamed up with producer bodies. Opel-Patent-Motorwagen, Lutzmann system, with a capacity of 3.5 hp and a maximum speed of 20 km / h is the first car that came out from the workshop. After the creation of eleven copies of the production.
Development. In March 1929, the U.S. General Motors bought 80 percent. shares in the company. Three years later it was increased to 100 percent. Opel family gained more than 33 million U.S. dollars.
Today. In 2009, annual production of nearly 1.1 million, and the company's revenue was 18.2 billion. In 2011, the Opel factory operates 43 thousand. employees.
Contribution to the automotive industry. Opel created in the late 70s whole group of cars with quite good performance, relatively little fuel burning. That's what they were social expectations after the first oil crisis, when the price of fuel has grown in a short period of time. Examples valued Opel cars from this period are: Record E, Senator and Monza coupe. The series ended Opel Kadett, which was one of the lowest drag coefficients (in the category of compact), front-wheel drive, light weight and highly efficient engine. In the mid-80s, all offered by Opel cars are equipped with catalytic converters, which was unheard of in those days. Since 1989, the models produced by the company are standard equipped with emission control devices. The company is involved in enhancing road safety. Since 1995, all Opel cars are equipped with full-size airbags for driver and passenger. Pedal release system (which prevents damage to the feet and legs with a serious head-on collisions), and a new airbag for the first time presented in the Vectra. All new models are equipped with airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags built into the seats, and pyrotechnic belt tensioners.
Trivia. One of the Opel plant in Gliwice is located. Employment of 2600 persons, and are manufactured Astra III and IV. The offset for the purchase of F-16 fighters by Poland, the U.S. pledged to increase production Opli in our country, providing jobs for current employees of the factory. Opel models in the world are sold under different brand names GM. These include: Vauxhall in the UK, Holden in Australia and Chevrolet in Latin America, as well as a Cadillac. "Wir leben Autos" is the motto of which is "live cars".
Models produced today. - Opel GT, Opel Corsa, Opel Astra Classic, Opel Insignia, Opel Meriva Opel Zafira, Opel Tigra Opel Antara, Opel Combo, Opel Vivaro, Opel Movano.
Tires. Opel is offered with a wide range of tires rozmiarowym. From 13-inch tires, and 145/80 R13 (opel corsa), the size of a typical as 185/65 R15 (opel astra) on 16-inch tires, and 215/55 R16 (opel corsa). Opel cooperating with many manufacturers for the supply of tires for original equipment tires. Some examples: Opel Astra was offered as standard with Continental Premium Contact tires, Dunlop SP Sport 01, and Hankook H725A, Firestone Winterhawk, or Bridgestone B250 Bridgestone ER300. The Opel Corsa was equipped with tires Bridgestone S01 in size 185/55 R15.