GMM Luton
Type Limited company
Founded 1905 (IBC formed in 1997)
Headquarters Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Area served Europe
Key people Christopher Parfitt
(Managing director)
Industry Automotive
Products Light commercial vehicles
Revenue (turnover) £752,451,000 (2010)[1]
Operating income £12,531,000 (2010)
Profit £9,637,000 (2010)
Total assets £61,083,000 (2010)
Owner(s) General Motors
Employees 1,085 (2012)[2]
Parent Adam Opel AG through subsidiary GM Holdings U.K. No.1 Limited

GMM Luton is a British vehicle manufacturer, formerly known as IBC Vehicles. It currently produces light commercial vehicles under the Vauxhall, Renault, Nissan and Opel marques.


GMM Luton has its roots in Bedford Vehicles, the van manufacturing subsidiary of Vauxhall.

In 1986 the Bedford Vehicles van factory in Luton was reorganised as a joint venture with Isuzu. The resulting company was named IBC Vehicles (Isuzu Bedford Company Ltd), and produced a European version of the Isuzu MU Wizard called the Frontera and a range of Renault-designed vans sold under the Vauxhall and Opel brand names. The Bedford name was dropped completely as were all of its preceding range apart from the Midi.

In 1998 GM bought Isuzu out of the IBC partnership[3] and renamed the plant to GMM Luton.


Since 2001 GMM Luton produces the Vauxhall/Opel Vivaro, Renault Trafic and Nissan Primastar.[4] By 2011, the plant had produced 1.25 million vehicles since the 2001 launch, with production now down to 68,000 vehicles a year, with a capacity for 100,000.

Vauxhall announced in 2011 that the 2013 Vivaro would continue production at Luton and the high roof versions and the Renault Trafic would be manufactured at Sandouville, France.[5]


  1. "IBC VEHICLES LIMITED". Company Check. Retrieved on 30 July 2012.
  2. "About Us". Vauxhall. Retrieved on 30 July 2012.
  3. "European Heritage 1990–1999". General Motors Europe.
  4. "Company Profile". Vauxhall.
  5. "Production of Next Generation Vivaro set for Luton". Vauxhall press release (24 March 2011). Retrieved on 15 January 2012.

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