The London Taxi Company (formerly LTI Vehicles) is Britain’s premier manufacturer of purpose-built taxis and is universally recognised for providing the UK with the ‘black cab’, the icon of the world’s best taxi system. The London Taxi Company produces approx 1,800 vehicles per annum.
Part of Manganese Bronze Holdings plc, The London Taxi Company employs more than 300 people across its Coventry manufacturing facility and 6 wholly owned retail sites and has over 60 service dealers supporting the network across the UK.
The company has a long tradition of producing the instantly recognisable black cab, which can be seen operating in large numbers on the streets of London, other cities and towns in Britain, and indeed in many countries of the world.
The London Taxi Company prides itself on the robust design of its hand-built vehicles, which are renowned for their longevity and ability to cover hundreds of thousands of miles during a lifetime of use.
The company continues to invest significantly in developing the best purpose-built taxi for drivers, and a vehicle which meets the widest possible range of public needs.
In June 2007 Manganese Bronze Holdings, The London Taxi Company’s parent company, finalised a joint venture with Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd to produce the purpose-built taxi in Shanghai, China. The joint venture company began producing the London Taxi in April 2009 following a successful launch at the Shanghai Auto Show. The vehicle is for sale not only in China but is also exported all over the world by The London Taxi Company. Production in Coventry to the UK market remains and benefits from the supply of lower cost components from China.