Vauxhall Motors was founded in
1903 and is part of the worlds largest corporation, General Motors.
Vauxhall employ 10,000 people in the UK and has production facilities
at Luton, Bedfordshire and Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
In 1999 Vauxhall Motors built 315,205 vehicles at its UK manufacturing
plants. 23,607 of which were exported to various parts of the world,
under the Opel and Holden brand names. IBC Vehicles Ltd, Vauxhall's
associated company in Luton, builds the Frontera recreational vehicle.
Vauxhall also market the Corsa, Tigra, Vectra, Omega, Astra and
Zafira models, as well as a commercial range of vehicles including
the Arena, Movano, Combo, Corsavan and Brava pick-up.
In 1999 Vauxhall registered 291,598 vehicles in the UK. This produced
a net profit, before tax, of £76.2m on turnover of £4,036.4m.
Vauxhall's current market share is 13.30%