At a glance


The Aspern transmission and engine plant celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The Austrian powertrain plant produces environmentally friendly three and four-cylinder gasoline engines with 1.0 to 1.4-liter displacement.

The five and six-speed gearboxes impress with their compact design, modern technology and robustness. In addition to low noise generation, together with modern engines they ensure low fuel consumption and lots of driving fun. These transmissions are mated with both gasoline and diesel engines.


History of the Aspern Plant 


2017 Double anniversary: Opel celebrates 35 years of the Aspern plant and the 25 millionth transmission is produced
2012 30th anniversary of Aspern plant
2011 Milestone: the 22 millionth transmission is produced
2010 Production milestone: a total of 30 million transmissions and engines produced
  New 1.4-liter Turbo gasoline engine goes into production
2007 25th plant anniversary and production record of 1.5 million engines
2005 Name changed to GM Powertrain Austria after termination of joint venture with Fiat
2004 Production of new six-speed transmission family begins
2001 Aspern integrated into Fiat-GM Powertrain Group
1999 Milestone: the ten millionth gearbox is produced
1997 Production of new Family 0 engines and transmissions begins
1993 Start of production of cylinder heads
1989 Milestone: production of 2.5 millionth transmission and two millionth engine 
1983 Opening of apprentice workshop 
1982 Production of transmissions and Family 1 engines begins
1980 Groundbreaking for the new engine and transmission plant in Aspern near Vienna 

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  • Nico  Schmidt
    Nico Schmidt
    Group Manager Corporate Communications
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    Mark Bennett
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