Vauxhall is a major UK employer, with around 35,000 people employed directly or indirectly through our company activities. Our direct head count amounts to some 4,500 people at our Luton, Ellesmere Port and other locations. 23,000 people work within our Retail Network, and a further 7,000 are employed within our UK supply chain, providing all the millions of parts and many essential services we use every day.
Our Luton plant, with 1,171 staff, produces 67,000 units a year in two shifts, with the potential for as much as 100,000 units a year in three shifts. The Luton plant has not only produced a van that has won ’Best Medium Van’ at the Van Fleet Awards no less than seven times, but they have achieved 10.1 million hours worked without a Lost Work Day case.
Our Ellesmere Port manufacturing site has a headcount of 2,122 and a capacity of 187,000 units a year in three shifts. They produce the sixth generation Astra five-door hatchback, Astravan and the new Astra Sports Tourer.
In 1995, Ellesmere Port was the first manufacturing facility in the UK to be awarded the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. In 2008, it helped Vauxhall become the first UK manufacturer to receive the Energy Efficiency Accreditation Award. And since 2002, the plant has further reduced its energy usage by 54%.
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^£29,995 on-the-road cost for Ampera includes £5,000 Plug-in Car Grant.