Vauxhall reports majority share of CV production 23 January 2012
Data covering manufacturing of the UK's commercial vehicle sector shows that Vauxhall outperformed its competition, with a 60% share of UK production.
The Luton-based manufacturer generates the bulk of its commercial vehicles at its site in the town, accounting for around 57% of the total industry volume, with Vivaro-type vans.
Apart from making Vauxhall top the UK CV retail charts in 2011, manufacturing vehicles and teaming up with Ellesmere Port where the Astravan is built, Vauxhall's Vivaro Van Plant also has an export story to tell – with more than 64% of its vehicles bound for Europe last year.
"Responsibility for the majority of the UK's industry volume in van manufacturing is a huge achievement," comments Luton's plant director, Mark Stein.
"Building on Vauxhall's over 100-year history, we are now looking forward to an exciting future with the next generation Vivaro going into production in less than two years."
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