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Profile of registrant

Opel Group

Identification number in the register: 6781451805-03
Registration date: 17/12/08 14:12:35

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/12/14 14:09:59
The date of the last annual update was 16/12/14 14:09:59

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Opel Group
Acronym: Opel
Legal status: GmbH
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Companies & groups

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Karl-Thomas Neumann
Position: Chairman of the Management Board

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Jean Wibaut
Position: Director EU Affairs

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 Friedrich-Lutzmann-Ring Adal Opel Haus
Ruesselsheim 65423
Telephone number: (+49) 61 42 770
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information: General Motors / Opel Group / Opel Vauxhall
EU Affairs Office
Rue d'Idalie 11-13, 5th Floor
1050 Brussels
tel. + 32 2 773 6982

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Opel, one of Europe’s largest automakers, was founded 1862 in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The company with its headquarters in Rüsselsheim operates 13 plants in eight countries and employs around 47,000 people (as of December 2009). Opel and its sister brand in the U.K., Vauxhall, sell vehicles in more than 35 markets in Europe. Opel vehicles are characterized by their outstanding design, innovative technologies and environmental friendliness.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information: Representation activities are 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.

The EU Affairs office has a staff of 4 persons that have the Belgian affiliate General Motors Belgium as a legal employer.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Jean Wibaut 29/03/14 27/03/15


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Competition Policy
Consumer Affairs
Customs and Trade Facilitation
Climate Change
Financial Services
Intellectual Property
Social Affairs
Trade & External Affairs
EU-US Relations
Sustainable Development

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

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

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 800000  € - 900000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The estimate of costs represents the portion of Opel’s total public policy budget associated with the direct lobbying of EU Institutions and includes a.o. all personnel cost related to the Brussels office, Office Rent and Sundry cost. This number does not include membership fees to trade associations.

Code of conduct

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