• Largest Police car factory in Europe opens in Luton, Bedfordshire
  • 2,500 vehicles per year converted for Police, Fire and Ambulance
  • 50 new jobs in Luton after production moved in-house
  • UK supplier firms benefit with 90 per cent material sourced locally

Vauxhall has officially opened its Police car factory, the largest of its kind in Europe, at its manufacturing plant in Luton, Bedfordshire. The factory will convert 2,500 vehicles per year, including cars and vans, for use by Police forces, and Fire and Ambulance services nationwide. The new facility has been created after moving production in-house from its previous location in Millbrook, Bedfordshire, with 90% of blue-light content (the materials used to convert a standard car in to a Police car), sourced from UK suppliers.

An array of Vauxhalls will be converted for use by the emergency services at the Luton facility with cars including Corsa, Astra, Insignia and Mokka, and CVs, such as Combo, Movano and the Luton-built Vivaro vans.

Vauxhall is the only manufacturer to offer a one-stop shop for blue-light vehicles. Everything is done in-house from testing to converting and even remarketing of decommissioned vehicles.

Policing has changed dramatically in recent years with new types of crimes and the increased terror threat. With technology like 4G Wi-Fi and rugged Toughbook tablets, Vauxhall can offer the emergency services everything they need to stay connected on the move.

Vauxhall is the number one supplier to Police fleets with a 70 per cent market share of competitive segments.