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Company nameAdam Opel AG
Company typeAktiengesellschaft
FoundedJanuary 21, 1862
Founder(s)Adam Opel
No. of locations11 manufacturing facilities in 6 countries
Area servedGlobal
(except North America)
Key peopleKarl-Friedrich Stracke
David Nicholas Reilly
Production output (+) 1,534,732 units (2010)
ServicesFinancial services
Revenue(-) -12,995 billion (2010)
Employees45,458 (2010)
ParentGeneral Motors
SubsidiaryOpel Performance Center

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Adam Opel AG, usually shortened to Opel, is a German automobile company founded by Adam Opel in 1862. Opel has been building automobiles since 1899, and became an Aktiengesellschaft in 1929. The company is headquartered in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

It became a majority-stake subsidiary of the American General Motors Corporation in 1929 and has been a wholly owned subsidiary since 1931.

In 2010 Opel announced that it will invest around 11 billion Euros in the next five years. One billion of that is designated solely for the development of innovative and fuel-saving engines and transmissions.

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