Luton is synonymous with vehicle manufacturing and high-precision engineering.
Luton is nestled at the heart of Growth Corridor Central Area offering immediate access to the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Growth Corridor, which is already one of the most innovative and economically successful areas of the UK. It boasts a large concentration of advanced technology and engineering businesses, and the benefits of economical business costs.
Vauxhall opened the country’s first large-scale car factory in Luton in 1905. Today the Vauxhall plant is the last remaining light commercial vehicle manufacturer in the UK.
The town is home to world-leading British and international high technology companies serving the automotive, aviation, defence and pharmaceutical industries.
Luton has been successful in attracting high-performance technology companies specialising in the design and manufacture of innovative technologies applied to engines, including automotive, aerospace, marine and world leading research centres.
Luton offers access to a wide range of engineering-related skills and supply chain businesses in the borough and surrounding areas.
Local educational establishments deliver a range of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and management courses relevant to the sector, further boosting access to a highly skilled workforce.
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