GM’s British arm Vauxhall has opened the largest, dedicated police car factory in Europe.
Located in Luton, Bedfordshire, the facility that was created after moving production from Millbrook, has an annual capacity of 2,500 units and is responsible for every process, from in-house testing to converting, and re-marketing decommissioned vehicles.
“Through our flexible production facility, Vauxhall is able to offer a one-stop shop purchasing experience to UK emergency vehicles. We can deliver a wide choice of car and van models, specifically designed and rigorously tested, to meet the stringent demands of our emergency services“, said Vauxhall Special Vehicles’ Manager, Dick Ellam.
By opening the new factory, the car company has brought 50 new jobs to Luton, where vehicles such as the Corsa, Astra, Insignia, Mokka, Combo, Movano and Vivaro are being upgraded with the necessary equipment for police forces, as well as fire and ambulance services nationwide. 90 percent of the parts required to convert a standard car are sourced locally from UK suppliers, which include firms such as Border Engineering, which makes brackets, and AV Engineering.
Source: – Car Scoops
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