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Opel Group

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

The information on this entity was last modified on: 22/04/2015 16:07:13
The date of the last annual update was: 22/04/2015 16:07:13
Next update due latest on: 22/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Opel Group



    Section of registration

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

Companies & groups

    Contact details

Friedrich-Lutzmann-Ring, 1 Adam Opel Haus
Ruesselsheim 65423

(+49)61 42 770

General Motors / Opel Rue d'Idalie 11-13
Brussels 1050

(+32)02 773 69 54

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Karl-Thomas Neumann

Chairman of the Management Board

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Jean Wibaut

Director EU Affairs

    Goals / remit

Opel, one of Europe’s largest automakers, was founded 1862 in Rüsselsheim, Germany. The company with its headquarters in Rüsselsheim operates 11 plants in eight countries and employs around 35,000 people (as of December 2014). 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.

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Focus on Automotive related legislation:
- Vehicle CO2 Emissions Reduction legislation
- Euro 6 vehicle emission legislation
- European Vehicle Type Approval Directive
- Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)Directive and related : e-call, connected vehicles)
- General Safety Regulation
- Fuel Quality Directive and Renewable Energy Directive
- Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive
Other policy area's impacting our company :
- Trade bilateral negotiations : EU-US (TTIP), EU-Japan etc.
- Revision of Data Protection legislation
- Conflict Minerals
- Industrial Policy and new CARS2020 initiative







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

100%: 3   75%: 1   25%: 1



Representation activities 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 had in 2014 a staff of 4 persons.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Holger KRAHMER 09/05/2015 07/05/2016
Jean WIBAUT 24/03/2015 20/03/2016

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Internal Market
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation

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

01/2014  -  12/2014

900,000 € - 999,999 €

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

The estimate of costs is based on the total cost of the Brussels EU Affairs Office rebilled in 2014 to the European HQ of the Opel Group. It includes a.o. all staff cost related to the Brussels office, office rent and all other operational expenditures, despite the fact that the Brussels office perform duties not covered by the Transparency register as well. This Approach more than compensates for the occasional activities (and associated costs) performed by non-Brussels based Opel staff . This number does include membership fees. In the case of Opel Group's membership of ACEA, this has been done "pro rata" according to the info received from ACEA.

Funding from the European Institutions in 2013 was received for 363,750 € ( Grant FP7 608604-LIAA).
Funding received in 2014 is not yet provided by the Financial Transparency System

    Code of conduct

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