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Metrocab was a British manufacturer of taxicabs, latterly based in Tamworth in operation under various owners from 1989 to 2006. Various versions developed from the original MCW Metrocab were built over the years.



The company was created by Metro Cammell Weymann (MCW) as a taxicab manufacturing enterprise, producing the MCW Metrocab.


In 1989, Reliant acquired Metrocab from MCW, and transferred the plant to Tamworth.[1]


Following the collapse of the Reliant Group in 1991, Metrocab was bought out of receivership by the vehicle coachbuilder Hooper.[2] In December 2000 the company suspended trading,[2] and the corporate recovery firm of Leonard Curtis was appointed as administrators.[3]


In June 2001, Kamkorp purchased Metrocab's assets from the receiver and restarted production under the new holding company Metrocab (UK).[4] In April 2005, Metrocab restarted production of the Metrocab after a 14 month suspension.[5] Production at Metrocab finally ceased in April 2006.[6]