GM Opts to Keep Opel

By Benjamin Friedman – November 16, 2009

GM’s decision not to sell its Opel division to automotive-parts supplier Magna International Inc. has generated discord with workers’ unions in Germany, as well as the German and Russian governments. Union and legislative protest against GM’s decision will peak in the short term. Nevertheless, Opel’s non sale provides a glimpse of GM’s forward strategy in locations such as Eastern Europe. Moreover, the company’s choice not to divest Opel is a reflection of GM’s incr


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Benjamin Friedman

Research Manager, Product Lifecycle StrategiesIDC Manufacturing Insights


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