London Taxis International (LTI) - Coventry, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Superted
N 52° 24.768 W 001° 31.613
30U E 600194 N 5807973
Quick Description: London Taxis International (LTI)in Coventry, UK, manufacturer of the traditional black cabs seen in London and other major cities around the world.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/26/2009 11:15:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM7Z1Q
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
Part of Manganese Bronze Holdings plc, LTI employs over 450 people at the Coventry manufacturing plant.

The first-ever black cab left the company's Coventry factory in 1948. Since then, more than 100,000 vehicles have rolled off the production line. Nowadays, LTI taxis can be seen in large numbers on the streets of London and other cities and towns in Britain and around the world, including North America.

LTI pride themselves on their robust design of our hand-built vehicles, which are renowned for their longevity and ability to cover hundreds of thousands of miles during a lifetime of use. The latest incarnation of the black cab is the TX4.

Company History
• The world’s premier manufacturer of purpose-built
• The largest UK-owned automotive manufacturer
• Established in Coventry in 1919 as Carbodies Ltd
• Built first FX3 taxi in 1948
• More than 130,000 taxis have rolled off the
production line since 1948
• Produced the Fairway, the first truly wheelchair
accessible taxi, in 1989
• TX4 vehicle was launched in 2006

Within Greater London there are currently:
• More than 20,000 licensed Hackney carriages
• Around 24,500 licensed drivers
• Making more than 90 million journeys each year
• Totalling 6 billion miles driven by taxis in London
each year
In the rest of England, Scotland and Wales, there
are currently 52,000 licensed taxis of which 12,000
are purpose-built London taxis - 10,000 in England
and Wales and 2,000 in Scotland.

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Product manufactured here: Black cabs.

Holyhead Road
Coventry, United Kingdom

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