ISO 9001 & UKAS Registered, Electron Beam Services in the United Kingdom ISO 9001 & UKAS Registered, Electron Beam Services in the United Kingdom

17/04/18
Groupe PSA, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe (of Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands, has recently announced major redevelopment of its British plant based in Luton. The plant will take on the PSA EMP2 manufacturing platform in 2019 to produce the next models of Vauxhall Vivaro vans and Opel utilities.

PSA wants to respond to the growing popularity of its commercial vehicles in Europe. Therefore, after lengthy negotiations, the French multinational has decided to reportedly invest around 100 million Euros (£86 million) in the Luton facility, which sees the current owners Vauxhall join forces with Opel; thus, strengthening the two brands manufacturing and operational capabilities.

"We decided to set up our EMP2 platform in the factory to build utilities for both Opel, Peugeot and Citroën brands, as well as Vauxhall, which has a strong presence in the United Kingdom," said Carlos Tavares, president of the company during a conference call with journalists. "The success of our range of utilities is confirmed month by month in Europe and we want to go further."

In an effort to share development and production costs, car manufacturers have created a web of cross-subsidies in light commercial vehicles (LCVs). PSA also assembles its Expert and Jumpy LCVs at the Toyota plant in Sevelnord (Northern France). Furthermore, in 2014 Toyota replaced Fiat, to work in cooperation with Renault on its Trafic platform in Sandouville (Seine-Maritime). Renault also assembles versions of the Opel Vivaro and Nissan LCVs from this site.

Electron Beam Services (EBS)are proud to provide services to new and existing clients in the automotive and general engineering industries​ as they go through similar operational & technological developments. Our company, which is a short distance from the Vauxhall's Luton facility, is dedicated to maintain its position at the cutting-edge of manufacturing techniques and standards. Having had ISO approval since 1994, and in keeping with this commitment, EBS has recently achieved approval to AS9100 rev D.

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