Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and Luton, Bedfordshire
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

550 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 July 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2015
Foreseen end date


Car manufacturer Vauxhall has announced that it is to create a total of 550 new jobs across two of its UK sites. 250 new jobs will be based at its Luton site and 300 jobs will be at the site at Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. A spokesperson for the company described the news as the "first significant hire programme for a decade".

The Ellesmere port site will manufacture the Astra car, and the Luton site will produce the newly launched Vivaro van.

This announcement will be especially welcome for the Luton base, which had previously shed jobs in early 2013. The expansion plan will take place from the start of 2015.


  • 7 July 2014: BBC Website


Eurofound (2014), Vauxhall, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77311, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77311.