Opel shuts down the factory in Gliwice after 23 years of operation – Moto

Next Tuesday, November 30, the last Astra will roll off the assembly line in Gliwice’s Opel factory. Thus, the factory will close down after 23 years, informs Gazeta Wyborcza.

The fifth generation astra is currently being manufactured in the Opel factory in Gliwice, which belongs to the Stellantis concern. The production of this model started in 2015. The apogee reached a year later, when 201,000 units left the factory in Gliwice. copies of asters. In the following years, however, we witnessed a downward spiral. In 2017, 165,000 units were produced in Gliwice. copies of the fifth generation of Astra, a year later 107 thousand, in 2019 93 thousand, and in the last pandemic year only 46 thousand. pieces.

According to Agnieszka Brania, a spokesman for the Gliwice factory, quoted by Gazeta Wyborcza, the next week will be marked by the gradual phasing out of production so that the last car will leave the factory on November 30th.

A year ago, the management of the PSA concern, to which Opel belonged, even before the merger with Fiat and the creation of the Stellantis concern, decided that the sixth generation astra would be produced in Germany.

Thus, the Gliwice passenger car factory will close after 23 years. Probably in 2022, Stellantis will start the production of vans in Gliwice. However, they will be produced in a new factory, which has been built next to the closed plant for two years.


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