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LDV Maxus sales soar

18th January 2008 Print
LDV is celebrating after sales of its MAXUS range of light commercial vehicles finished the year 28 per cent up on 2006.

Under the ownership of GAZ Group there has been a significant upturn in the fortune of the Birmingham based business.

In the 12 months to December 2007 LDV has:

Doubled the output of its MAXUS product
Made productivity improvements of 38 per cent through the introduction of GAZ lean manufacturing techniques
Created 200 new jobs
Installed a £6m chassis cab manufacturing line
Introduced 12, 15 and 17 seat minibuses together with accessible versions
Introduced a range of chassis cabs including dropsides, tippers and Lutons
Introduced two new engine variants at 105ps and 135ps
Introduced fridge and ambulance versions of MAXUS
Entered the Benelux, Spanish and French markets and strengthened distribution channels in Scandinavia and in the Asia Pacific Rim
Introduced MAXUS into Russia
Been awarded the UK Company of the Year 2007 by the Institute of Transport Management

Tony Lewis, sales & marketing director, is extremely pleased with the progress made. He said: “This has been a remarkable year for us. We have achieved a great deal in a very short time frame and had the most successful year, as a business, in over a decade. Every area of the LDV business has been transformed over the past 12 months and this provides an excellent platform for us to grow even further going into 2008.

“At the Commercial Vehicle Show in April 2008 we will be showing eight new variants of the MAXUS range, which is a clear demonstration of our position as the UK’s light commercial vehicle specialist.”

For further information on the LDV MAXUS range visit