These Are The New Competences


“The decision to allocate these important responsibilities to the Engineering team in Rüsselsheim is setting the course for the future.”


− Christian Müller −

Managing Director Opel/Vauxhall Engineering

Groupe PSA reinforces the Engineering Center in Rüsselsheim and adds nine additional Centers of Competence in various areas of technology. The number of Centers of Competence based at the Opel/Vauxhall headquarters will therefore increase to 15 in total. Specifically, Groupe PSA bundles the development work of the following divisions in Rüsselsheim:

  • Seats
  • Manual transmission systems
  • Restraint systems
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Geometry, dimensions and tolerances
  • Vehicle material engineering (for many areas)
  • Vehicle fuel function
  • 3D print of assembly tools
  • Automation of quality checks

“With the nine additional Centers of Competence, Opel in Rüsselsheim will play an even more significant role in Groupe PSA’s global research and development work,” said Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller. As already announced during the presentation of the PACE! plan on November 9, 2017, there will be Centers of Competence in the areas of Fuel cell development, US market federalisation (vehicle and powertrain), Alternative fuels, ADAS (parking, active safety, danger alert), Test automation and Software industrialisation.

March 2018