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Opel Vivaro’s boost to the UK supplier industry

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In recent times, the UK automotive industry, aided by a number of initiatives by the SMMT, the Automotive Council (A body which ensures close co-operation between the UK government and the automotive industry) and the new Automotive Investment Organisation (A unit of UK government industry department, BIS which is charged with attracting automotive investment into the UK), has seen renewed interest in sourcing components in the UK. This has been for both vehicle plants in the UK, but also for export to vehicle assembly plants in continental Europe.

GM’s decision to retain Luton as its sole commercial vehicle factory in Europe and the production launch of the new Vivaro, a vehicle jointly developed with Renault, has given a further boost to the UK supply sector.

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