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  • n. German industrialist who was the first in Germany to use an assembly line in manufacturing automobiles (1871-1948)

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Examples

  • He said Opel is expected to report a "significant loss" this year and restructuring charges are bound to eat up earnings next year.

    GM's Opel to Close Belgian Plant

  • The offer is contingent on financing guarantees for Opel from the German government, as well as a "compensation payment" of €40,000 from GM for each of Opel's roughly 26,000 workers.

    Opel's Aid Request Poses a Dilemma for Germany

  • The Business Secretary, Lord Mandelson, has been accused by the unions of having nothing more than a walk-on part in scenes dominated by the American and German governments and the three private sector bidders for the business, which employs 50,000 people, half of them in German Opel factories.

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  • It said it would now be seeking aid for Opel from the German government and other European states.

    Car Advice | News Blog

  • SolarWorld, which also sought a liquidity guarantee for Opel from the German government, did not say who it expected to pay the compensation.

    EUnews

  • GM's Opel, which is in the midst of a massive restructuring that included the industry's only closure of a plant during the slump, is expected to turn a profit in 2011, said Chief Executive Nick Reilly .

    Geneva Auto Show Glitz Masks New Worries

  • Mr. Reilly said last month that he believed Opel, which is based in Germany, could make money in 2011, excluding restructuring costs, which would be a year ahead of schedule.

    GM Picks New Opel Head

  • Beijing Auto so far hasn't publicly discussed its bid for Opel, which is up against two competing proposals.

    China Sees Opel as Global Step Stone

  • Support from those governments would add a new political factor to the long-running saga over the fate of Opel, which is based in Germany, and its British sister brand, Vauxhall.

    GM Sees $1.42 Billion in Opel Aid From Britain, Spain, Poland

  • GM at the last minute also found buyers for some unwanted subsidiaries, including German-based Opel, which is being acquired by a consortium led by Canadian auto-parts supplier Magna International Inc., and the Hummer brand, whose buyer remained undisclosed.

    New Era in Autos as GM Set for Bankruptcy

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