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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: 16/12/2014 14:09:59
The date of the last annual update was: 16/12/2014 14:09:59

This entry follows the format of the previous Register. It will be changed to the new format when the entity makes the next update.
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2015

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Opel Group



    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations

Companies & groups

    Contact details

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

(+49) 61 42 770


General Motors / Opel Group / Opel Vauxhall
EU Affairs Office
Rue d'Idalie 11-13, 5th Floor
1050 Brussels
tel. + 32 2 773 6982

    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 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.

  • European
  • global
  • national


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

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


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 24/03/2015 20/03/2016
Mary Stanek 11/02/2015 04/02/2016

    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

01/2013  -  12/2013

800,000  € - 900,000  €

0 €

0 €

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.