BERLIN – The decoupling of Opel IT from previous owner General Motors is ahead of schedule, Thomas Kuelpp, CIO of the German car brand, told the automotiveIT Congress. GM sold Opel to PSA Group in 2017 and Kuelpp was tasked with integrating all IT into the French carmaker’s systems. He didn’t share the original timetable, Read More..
Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann is joining the senior management team of electric-vehicle startup Evelozcity. Neumann will be in charge of mobility and will develop the company’s connected car strategy, launch mobility concepts and oversee customer experience, branding and marketing. He will also be in charge of Evelozcity’s move into Europe and will be a big Read More..
Following a change in corporate ownership, IT at Opel and its sister brand Vauxhall is facing a huge challenge: On one hand, CIO Thomas Kuelpp has to disentangle more than 1,000 applications from the General Motors system world. On the other, his team is preparing to integrate into France’s PSA Group, which acquired the company Read More..
Karl-Thomas Neumann, former CEO of Opel, is investing in mobility start-up door2door. Neumann will also join the board of the directors of the German ride sharing-technology specialist. Neumann headed Opel from 2014 until 2017, when General Motors sold the carmaker to France’s PSA Group. Following the announcement of the sale, Neumann initially stayed with the Read More..
French carmaker PSA Group plans to sell its remaining 25 pc stake in Gefco, its former logistics subsidiary. The carmaker said in a statement that “Gefco’s operational performance and the diversification of its client portfolio no longer [make] it necessary for [PSA Group] to have a minority stake in the capital.” Once its exclusive owner, PSA Read More..
Tina Mueller, Opel’s high-visibility marketing chief, is leaving the company just a few months after France’s PSA Group finalized its takeover of the German car brand. Mueller, 49, will return to her industry roots and become CEO of German beauty care products group Douglas, effective November 1. Before joining Opel in 2013, she worked for Read More..
Thomas Kuelpp is the new Opel CIO. His appointment, effective August 1, comes as the German car brand faces the challenge of integrating its operations into PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, its new owner. Opel was acquired by PSA from its previous owner, General Motors, earlier this year. A company spokesman said Kuelpp’s core assignment in his new role Read More..
Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down in the runup to his company’s takeover by France’s PSA Group. He will be succeeded by Opel CFO Michael Lohscheller. Opel, the German brand that is owned by General Motors, is in the process of being sold to PSA. The two carmakers are expected to agree on final Read More..
HANOVER — Opel sees General Motors’ OnStar connectivity service as a key part of its strategy to offer more mobility products, even after the planned takeover of the German brand by France’s PSA Group. “If the deal happens, OnStar will continue to be available and it would even make sense in other vehicles,”Â Opel’sÂ director brand strategy Read More..
PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors confirmed Monday that the French carmaker will acquire Opel, its British sister company Vauxhall, and half of GM’s European finance arm for a combined 2.2 billion euros. The two companies said in a press release that the acquisition will make the Peugeot Group Europe’s second-largest automaker after Volkswagen, with 17.7 billion Read More..