Future of Luton looks secure after a deal was struck between Renault and Vauxhall

The future of Vauxhall’s plant at Luton looks to have been saved after a deal was done with Renault to co-develop the next-generation Vivaro van.

The two firms’ current joint venture had been set to expire in 2013 and there were fears the Luton plant may close after this date as part of General Motors’ cost-cutting and job cut plans outlined late last year.

Workers at the plant, as well as those at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant, agreed in May to have their pay frozen for up to two years as part of the GM Europe’s restructuring plans.

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18 September 2010

This is good news. Shudder to think what would happen to Luton if this plant closed down, there'd only be the airport left !


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