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The production lines which make the London Black Cab restarted today - six months after the firm collapsed and was bought by a Chinese car giant.
And some of the workers who were made redundant - are back at their old jobs at the factory in Coventry.
Our business correspondent, Mark Gough reports.
Six months after Coventry based London Taxi Company went into administration, the factory has restarted production of the black cab.
Business Secretary Vince Cable said:
Peter Johansen Vice President of London Taxi Company said he is "proud" that the firm has returned to business.
Full scale production began today after the company went into administration last year.
Mr Johansen said: "It's a great day and marks a turning point for the London Taxi Company.
"We are resuming full scale production.
"It's great to see the factory behind me - busy and up to production. We have a fantastic future ahead of us."
The production line at The London Taxi Company in Coventry is up and running.
The company was bought from administration by Chinese firm, Geely.
They will make 2,000 cars a year compared with 1,100 before the company collapsed.
Business Secretary Vince Cable will visit the London Taxi Company in Coventry today.
He is attending a ceremony to mark the restart of full-scale production at the plant, after it was acquired by Chinese motor company, Geely, in February.