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Opel celebrates 150th anniversary

The troubled carmaker, which has been owned by General Motors (GM) since the 1920s, is struggling to return to profits and reassert its brand imagery

Opel celebrates 150th anniversary
Visitors, mostly Opel employees, former employees and their family members, walk through the Opel Insignia and Astra factory during a celebration marking Opel's 150th anniversary on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. The troubled carmaker, which has been owned by General Motors (GM) since the 1920s, is struggling to return to profits and reassert its brand imagery. (Getty Images)
Opel celebrates 150th anniversary
Thomas Sedran (C-L), current head of Opel, cuts a cake decorated with the Opel logo at a celebration at the Opel Insignia and Astra factory marking Opel's 150th anniversary on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. The troubled carmaker, which has been owned by General Motors (GM) since the 1920s, is struggling to return to profits and reassert its brand imagery. (Getty Images)
Opel celebrates 150th anniversary
Visitors, mostly Opel employees, former employees and their family members, look at the new Opel Adam car at a celebration at the Opel Insignia and Astra factory marking Opel's 150th anniversary on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. The troubled carmaker, which has been owned by General Motors (GM) since the 1920s, is struggling to return to profits and reassert its brand imagery. (Getty Images)
Opel celebrates 150th anniversary
A local dance troupe performs at the Opel Insignia and Astra factory during a celebration marking Opel's 150th anniversary on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. The troubled carmaker, which has been owned by General Motors (GM) since the 1920s, is struggling to return to profits and reassert its brand imagery. (Getty Images)
Opel celebrates 150th anniversary
Visitors, mostly Opel employees, former employees and their family members, look at an Opel GT and other historic Opel cars on display at a celebration at the Opel Insignia and Astra factory marking Opel's 150th anniversary on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. The troubled carmaker, which has been owned by General Motors (GM) since the 1920s, is struggling to return to profits and reassert its brand imagery. (Getty Images)
Opel celebrates 150th anniversary
Thomas Sedran, current head of Opel, poses next to an engine while touring the Opel Insignia and Astra factory during a celebration marking Opel's 150th anniversary on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. The troubled carmaker, which has been owned by General Motors (GM) since the 1920s, is struggling to return to profits and reassert its brand imagery. (Getty Images)
Opel celebrates 150th anniversary
Visitors, mostly Opel employees, former employees and their family members, look at Opel Corsa cars from a local auto club at the Opel Insignia and Astra factory during a celebration marking Opel's 150th anniversary on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. The troubled carmaker, which has been owned by General Motors (GM) since the 1920s, is struggling to return to profits and reassert its brand imagery. (Getty Images)
Opel celebrates 150th anniversary
A sign shows the railway stop at the Opel factory on September 22, 2012 in Ruesselsheim, Germany. The troubled carmaker, which has been owned by General Motors (GM) since the 1920s, is struggling to return to profits and reassert its brand imagery. (Getty Images)