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GM’s Ellesmere Port Decision Could Collide With EU Anti-Subsidy Rule

A day before GM officially announced that the Astra production will be moved to Ellesmere Port, a move that is widely believed to seal the fate of Opel’s Bochum plant, we said that the decision won’t go down well in Germany, and that it will be very tough working with a doomed workforce. The workforce [...]
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Opel’s Zafira To Remain In Germany

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : The Truth About Cars (2 years ago)

GM won’t punish its German workforce for the uppity behavior of Bochum’s employees. Instead of moving production of the Zafira to UK’s Ellesmere Port, as some expected, production will remain in Deutschland. According to Reuters, “G... Read Post

Official: GM Let’s Ellesmere Port Live, Bochum Likely To Die

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : The Truth About Cars (3 years ago)

What was highly probable yesterday is definite: GM will shift production of the Astra compact from Germany to Ellesmere Port, England. Workers at the UK plant agreed nearly to a man and a woman (approval rate 94 percent) to a deal w... Read Post

Decision Close: Opel Will Close Bochum, Keep Ellesmere Port Open

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : The Truth About Cars (3 years ago)

Tomorrow, Thursday morning, GM will most likely announce that the new Opel Astra will be built at the Ellesmere Port plant near Liverpool, and no longer in Germany. This ends weeks of hard-nosed gamesmanship, where one plant was pla... Read Post


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