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Gliwice

Where we are today

General Motors Manufacturing Poland is a component of Opel / Vauxhall, which is the European branch of General Motors. The plant produces vehicles for four GM brands: Opel, Vauxhall, Buick and Holden. The company’s headquarters is located in Gliwice. The plant located in Tychy is currently under construction.

The Gliwice plant is the main GM production site in Poland. It opened in October 1998 and is considered to have changed the industrial character of the Upper Silesia, situating it in the group of the most significant European regions.

History

The history of the plant is not one spectacular event. It is a stable process of a long term development and consecutive investments. GMMP produces the most modern vehicles for the leading markets in Europe (Opel, Vauxhall), but also for the markets in Australia and New Zealand (Holden), and for the markets in the United States (Buick). The symbolic opening of the next chapter of the plant’s history was the start of Astra IV production in November 2009.

Since then there have been four additional models added to the plant’s portfolio: Astra GTC coupe in October 2011, Astra OPC in May 2012, Astra Sedan in August 2012, luxury convertible Opel Cascada in February 2013, and Astra V in October 2015 (named Car of the year 2016). In September 2016, the General Motors Manufacturing Poland plant celebrated the start of the regular production of the new Holden Astra for the markets in Australia and New Zealand. The GM Manufacturing Poland in Gliwice has implemented Integrated Management System covering five key areas of operations: Quality, Environment, Energy, Health and Safety and Business Continuity.

General Motors Manufacturing Poland Sp. z o.o. Ul Adama Opla 1 PL-44121 Gliwice.

At a Glance

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Basic facts

Gliwice:
  • Annual production capacity: 207,000 vehicles
  • 4000 employees
  • 3 shifts
  • Plant area: 74 ha
  • Export: 98%
  • Leading Astra plant in Europe
Current line-up:
  • Astra Hatchback
  • Astra Classic Sedan
  • Astra GTC coupe
  • Astra OPC
  • Cascada
Tychy:
  • Under construction
  • Plant area: 21 ha

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