Poland has become quite an important piece to Opel’s European strategy. The country hosts GM Manufacturing Poland, and the company employs 3,900 to work in its vehicle assembly facility in Gliwice, and engine manufacturing plant in Tychy.
Joining the engine manufacturing facility in Tychy, Poland, is the addition of a new Opel Global Business Service Center. The center will provide support to over 20 Opel and Vauxhall facilities across Europe in all HR related matters to data maintenance, expense reporting and training. Presently, 90 consultants out of a total of 120 have already been hired.
“We welcome the fact that General Motors is opening new kinds of business activities in Poland alongside the traditional automotive business. The new shared service center will create a number of new jobs for the people of the region. This is further proof of GM’s significant commitment to Poland and confirmation that, thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Economy, a good environment for investors has been created,” said Jerzy Majchrzak,Director of Innovation and Industry Department at the opening ceremony.
Ulrich Schumacher, Opel Group Vice President HR & Labor Director added: “We are delighted that we have managed to bundle an important part of our service activities for Europe here in Poland. This investment is further proof of the important role that Poland plays in the international Opel/Vauxhall network.”
The Global Service Center will further provide support for the upcoming production of the next-generation Opel Astra, and a new family of engines to be produced at the Tychy plant. Poland is also home to the Opel Cascada convertible, which will be exported to U.S. shores as the Buick Cascada.