Opel has announced it will reorganize production of the Corsa, Mokka X and Adam for their respective successors by the year 2019, stating the moves will make greater sense logistically and improve efficiency.
Specifically, the Mokka X will move to Eisenach, Germany from Zaragoza, Spain, while the Adam will move to Zaragoza. The Opel Corsa will also be built exclusively in Zaragoza instead of both Eisenach and Zaragoza.
Regarding the production shuffle, Opel has stated the following:
The revised allocations will make production considerably more efficient, said Philip R. Kienle, Vice President Manufacturing at Opel. The focused allocation of individual cars to a production site enables synergies in assembly and improved logistics coordination. We are taking an important step towards the future.
The move is also said to secure jobs in both assembly plants.
“The implementation of the future collective agreement shows how right this agreement was and is. Everybody involved has helped set a course that will secure the future of the sites and jobs while also shaping the future of the Opel sites,” said Jörg Köhlinger, district manager of the IG Metall trade union.