Ellesmere Port


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Ellesmere Port,

town (1991 pop. 78,800), Cheshire West and Chester, W central England. Ellesmere Port is located on the Manchester Ship Canal near its junction with the Shropshire Union Canal and the entrance into the Mersey estuary. It is an important oil-refining and distribution center for imported commodities such as iron ore and grain. It also has dye works, auto manufacturing, and various light industries.

Ellesmere Port

a port in NW England, in NW Cheshire on the Mersey estuary and Manchester Ship Canal. Pop.: 66 265 (2001)
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Vauxhall's seventh generation Astra is the eleventh major model-line to be built at Ellesmere Port and guarantees 2,000 jobs at the Cheshire plant over the next decade.
It is understood nothing has yet been finalised but there is speculation GM is preparing to announce that the new version of its Astra will be built at Ellesmere Port.
Vauxhall, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), has announced that its Ellesmere Port Plant in Cheshire has produced the 100,000th Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer.
Vauxhall said: "The proposed plan is for Ellesmere Port to move to a three-shift production operation in 2011.
A report in a German newspaper claimed that Magna had plans to cut 1,400 jobs at Luton and Ellesmere Port, although it made clear that no final decision had been taken and that discussions were continuing.
Phil Allman, Trade Union Convener at Ellesmere Port said "The Union is working with the company to keep the impact of the lay off and it's effect on the workforce to a minimum.
Because "zero error" build quality has long been a goal at Ellesmere Port, there are control procedures at every point on the line.
The Ellesmere Port SILS Center schedules deliveries from 73 suppliers around Europe.
John Iles, chairman of The Giant Manufacturing Company Ltd said: "We are delighted to be showcasing the giant Queen Elizabeth II figures at the Ellesmere Port Carnival and are immensely proud to launch our product at one of the town's favourite family events.
The Ellesmere Port plant, which employs more than 2,000 people building the successful Astra car, is one of the most efficient plants in GM's global empire.
The Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire had been scheduled to start production on the new Astra model in September.
Car giant Vauxhall is to build its new Astra at its factory in Ellesmere Port, safeguarding jobs at the plant.