GM to Close Opel’s Bochum Plant at Beginning of 2015

February 13, 2013

GM might stop auto production at Opel’s Bochum plant in Germany sooner than planned as the automaker tries to make more cost cuts.

Talks between Opel’s management and workers regarding the Bochum plant have begun in June 2012, with the decision that the plant will be closed in 2016. On Tuesday, January 22nd, GM Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky sent a letter to employees reminding them that the current labor deal only applies to the Bochum factory, where the Zafira Tourer MPV is assembled, until January 1st, 2015.