THE work of staff at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant has been praised by Vauxhall/Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke.
But he warned that Vauxhall must increase its retail sales to achieve greater profits.
Mr Stracke, who recently toured Vauxhall’s operations in the UK, said: “The work at Ellesmere and Luton is world class.
“Ellesmere Port’s absentee rate is the lowest of any plant in Europe – very impressive.”
Mr Stracke added that no decision will be made on whether the second generation Ampera will be built in Europe – with Ellesmere Port a likely candidate – until next year. Vauxhall’s new electric vehicle is expected to go on sale in 2014.