Vauxhall Luton, the UK’s most productive van plant, is the first facility in Europe to achieve a top manufacturing benchmark.
The Built in Quality (BIQ) Level 4 honour has been awarded to the plant in recognition of its world class quality control standards.
Out of 396 General Motors facilities worldwide, Luton is one of only three vehicle manufacturing sites to be awarded this honour.
Auditors visited the plant last year to check the plant’s progress against a check list of 95 different items affecting the quality of the vans built at Luton. Quality control at Luton has shifted from detection to prevention, a hallmark of manufacturing excellence.
“We are delighted Vauxhall Luton has been honoured for its excellent work on quality control and assurance,” said Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall’s chairman and managing director.
“Achieving BIQ Level 4 recognises the dedication, hard work and commitment that the entire Vauxhall Luton team put in to building the multi-award winning Vivaro van.”