Ellesmere Port has become the home of the Vauxhall Astra and on Monday 4th September 2017 employees celebrated a very special moment. The 4th Millionth Astra was rolled off their production line as Vauxhall marked a landmark.
Ellesmere Port has been making the Vauxhall Astra since 1981
and in order to celebrate Vauxhall decided to create an iconic image which took
12 hours, 57 red and 179 white cars to assemble.
The factory has produced all seven generations of the Astra and exported over 2 million vehicles to 25 European markets. Today, Ellesmere Port housing just under 2,000 employees and on average, builds approximately 680 Vauxhall Astra’s a day.
To celebrate this landmark further Vauxhall have created 10 top facts you didn’t know about the Astra’s: