IBC (Isuzu Bedford Company) Vauxhall
The company acted as successor to Bedford Vehicles Ltd. The acronym IBC used in the company name stood for Isuzu Bedford Company . The successor company joined GM Manufacturing Luton Ltd. from 1998 on.
The plant was particularly known for the production of the Vauxhall Astra Combo as well as the slightly modified Opel Kadett Combo . Added to this were the Vauxhall Frontera and its European market version Opel Frontera , and the Opel Campo / Vauxhall Brava / Holden Campo . In the mid-nineties the Opel Sintra and the Vauxhall Sintra took the place of the combo sister models .
The factory premises of IBC Vehicles had a total area of 378,000 m³, which employed a total of 2088 workers. Annually, IBC Vehicles produced 124,000 vehicles for the European market. In 1996, Renault joined as a cooperation partner. However, before the exit Isuzus no vehicle of the French brand was launched. Instead, the development of the joint model Opel Vivarobegan but only in the fall of 2000, the successor company went into mass production.