December 14, 2009
Despite all the economic gloom and doom in the media one British factory is enjoying record output.
The boom at taxi specialist Cab Direct’s main manufacturing plant comes on the back of record sales of its hackney taxi range across the UK.
Cab Direct’s hugely popular full-spec hackney taxi products are each based on close collaboration with leading international vehicle manufacturers including Peugeot, Citroen and Mercedes-Benz. Design engineering, safety testing and extensive second-stage manufacturing is entirely British-based and parent company Allied Vehicles now employs almost 350 people across the UK. This number has been boosted by a recent recruitment drive for front-line assembly workers, needed to meet increased demand across the company’s comprehensive range of hackney taxis.
The Taxi Specialists
With no middle man and more than 20 years experience of serving the taxi trade, Cab Direct has built a reputation based on reliability and trust. Manufactured to the highest standards and tailor made for the professional driver, Cab Direct’s expanded range of hackneys is designed to impress.
Now offering three different full-spec hackney taxis and a host of models to choose from, including the market-leading Peugeot E7™, the stylish Mercedes-Benz M8™ and the economical Citroen EuroTaxi™, Cab Direct’s hackney range offers something for everyone.
Peugeot E7™ Taxi
Since its launch, The Peugeot E7 taxi has become a favourite amongst hard working cabbies. Designed and manufactured jointly by Peugeot and Cab Direct, reliability and performance are hallmarks of E7’s continued success. Comfort levels and driveability in the E7 black cab are second to none. Plus, with a host of ground breaking features, including the EasySlide™ rear seat offering additional luggage space and the revolutionary EasyGlide™ under-floor ramp, E7 is the perfect vehicle for the modern day driver.
Mercedes-Benz M8™ Taxi
For that added touch of class, the original Mercedes hackney taxi from Cab Direct combines superb engineering with full hackney features for the prefect working environment. The Mercedes-Benz brand inevitably prompts high expectations – and you won’t be disappointed. Cab Direct and Mercedes have joined forces to bring you the ultimate taxi, tailor made for the professional driver. Now available in both short and long models and with a choice of automatic or manual transmission, opt for the perfect cab for you.
No doubt adding to Cab Direct’s success is the recently launched Citroen EuroTaxi, providing excellent earning power at an unbeatable price. Introduced across the UK in April this year, the EuroTaxi has been popular amongst economically minded cabbies. From only £18,995 on the road the EuroTaxi is Cab Direct’s lowest costing full-spec hackney taxi combining all the requirements of the today’s busy cabbie with unbeatable value for money.
Cab Direct sales director, Peter Facenna, suggests that the recent peak in sales is not only thanks to the demand from drivers for the company’s ever popular hackney vehicles but also due, in part, to the current economic climate. He comments: “As we all know, finance companies have tightened their belts, restricting the availability of credit. This has had a knock on effect to both the taxi trade and our competitors. However, we still have special agreements with a range of reputable finance companies and are delighted to be in a position to continue to offer competitive taxi finance rates to our customers. I think this has proved critical to our success in these tough times.”
“It really is great to see our products proving so popular and for a 100% British-owned company to be able to increase the number of shop-floor assembly jobs here in the UK.”