Monday, 22 April 2019

Viva Luton’s white van fellows

Viva Luton’s white van fellows

VAUXHALL’s all-new Vivaro, launched last week, secures 1,200 jobs at the UK’s last van manufacturing plant after workers won a 10-year contract and a £185m investment.

Thanks to the outstanding attitude and work ethic of the workforce, the Luton plant beat world class competition from across Europe to build the new van.

Rival Ford shut its Transit factory in Southampton last year making Vauxhall’s Luton facility the sole flag bearer for UK van manufacturing — on a site where more than eight million vehicles have been built since 1905.

The plant is a significant contributor to the local and national economies, building nearly a million Vivaro vans since 2001 including 44,000 vans built in 2013.


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