OPEL have warned that they may move production of the Corsa model out of Spain if the factory where it is produced cannot improve aspects of their production. The Corsa is Opel’s best -selling brand, and it has been made at a factory in Zaragoza since 1982. However there are concerns about productivity, flexibility, hours worked and high wages there.
The PSA Group, which recently acquired Opel from General Motors said “There will only be investment if the plant is profitable. However the Opel plant in Spain is at a disadvantage to other PSA factories in Spain.”
There have been recent talks with unions but an agreement on wages and working conditions has not been met, further endangering the future of the whole factory. Zaragoza’s regional government has expressed concern as the plant employs 5,300 people; they have requested a meeting with the Opel management team.