Photo Gallery: Opel's Journey Through History
05/28/2009
The Founder: Adam Opel, born in 1837, laid the cornerstone for his company in...

The Founder: Adam Opel, born in 1837, laid the cornerstone for his company in his hometown Rüsselsheim. Initially, he manufactured sewing machines and quickly became Germany's largest. Nevertheless, he was on the lookout for new business opportunities.