Some of Ellesmere Port's 1800 workers celebrate their success
Vauxhall started production at Ellesmere Port in 1964
Vauxhall added the Firenza HP to its range in 1975
Ellesmere Port has produced all six generations of the Astra
Vauxhall has today celebrated the five millionth car to be made at its Ellesmere Port factory.
Currently the plant's 1800-strong workforce helps to produce a new car every two minutes. Total annual output over the past 50 years has stood at an average of 100,000 units.
The plant is currently gearing up to produce the new Astra, which is scheduled to come to market at the end of next year. Production of the new model was awarded to the factory earlier this year, and is due to begin in August 2015.
An additional 300 staff are being taken on at the site to cope with demand, while parent company GM is investing £140 million to secure the factory's future into the middle of the next decade.
Watch Vauxhall's celebration of Ellesmere Port in the video below.