Vauxhall workers celebrate production milestone
By Jack Stocks
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:00
VIVARO: Number 957,107
Vauxhall reached an important milestone last week as the last current generation Vivaro rolled-off the production line at its Luton plant.
Production line workers cheered the Vivaro van, the 957,107th built there, before they start building the new model later this month.
This milestone vehicle will take pride of place at Vauxhall’s Heritage Centre at its Griffin House headquarters in Luton.
The new Vivaro secures 1,200 jobs, a 10-year contract and a £185million investment at the Luton facility.
Vauxhall announced last month that it will add a second shift at its Luton plant in January 2015, creating around 250 new jobs.
Luton has seen over eight million vehicles built since 1905 and is a major exporter with 52% of production destined for European markets.
Tim Tozer, Chairman and Managing Director at Vauxhall, said: “The current Vivaro has been a huge success and our workforce at Luton is very much looking forward to building the all-new model.”
“The Vivaro van is of critical importance to Vauxhall and its manufacturing facility in Luton.
“I’m very proud of the men and women who build this vehicle to world class levels of quality and productivity