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Opel Automobile GmbH

Identification number in the register: 6781451805-03
Registration date: 17/12/2008 14:12:35

The information on this entity was last modified on: 03/07/2017 11:48:49
The date of the last annual update was: 30/03/2017 14:45:03
Next update due latest on: 30/03/2018

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Opel Automobile GmbH



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Ruesselsheim 65423

(+49)61 42 770

Opel Rue d'Idalie 11-13
Brussels 1050

(+32)02 773 69 54

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Michael Lohscheller

Speaker of the Management Board and CEO

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Jean Wibaut

Director EU Affairs

    Goals / remit

Opel was founded by Adam Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany in 1862 and is one of Europe’s largest automakers. Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall sell over one million vehicles annually.

Opel is part of General Motors and is headquartered in Rüsselsheim. The company operates ten plants and three development and test centers in seven European countries. Opel/Vauxhall employs around 35,600 people in Europe, with more than 18,250 in Germany. Opel and Vauxhall are present in over 50 countries.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

- Light Duty Vehicle CO2 Emissions Reduction
- Adaptations to Euro 6 emissions standards
- Revision of European Vehicle Type Approval
- Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS, C-ITS)
- Light Duty Vehicle General Safety Regulation
- Trade bilateral and multilateral negotiations / Brexit
- Industrial Policy and COM GEARS2030 initiative







    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

75%: 1   50%: 1   25%: 1



Activities covered by the Register are mostly performed by the Brussels based EU Affairs Office on behalf of the Opel Group and its European affiliate companies, as well as its parent company General Motors Company.
The EU Affairs office has currently a staff of 2 individuals.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Jean WIBAUT 15/06/2017 14/06/2018

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Customs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

* European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)
* American Chamber of Commerce EU (AmCham EU)
* British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (BritCham)
* Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA)
* BusinessEurope A&SG Group

    Financial data

01/2016  -  12/2016

600,000 € - 699,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

The estimate of costs is based on the cost of the Brussels EU Affairs Office rebilled in 2016 to the European HQ of Opel. It includes staff cost related to the Brussels office, office rent and all other operational expenditures. This estimate includes "pro rata" membership fees as per guidelines.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.

The organisation has also declared to be bound to the following other Code:
Winning with Integrity, GM's Code of Conduct, applies to all staffs of the Opel Group.