Glasgow-based Munro Vehicles secures £1 million in funding. a manufacturer of all-electric 4×4 vehicles and Scotland’s only volume production car company.
This investment takes Elbow Beach’s commitment to Munro to £1.7m+ and it remains Munro’s largest single investor. Munro Vehicles has recently completed its first production model, the Series-M 4×4 Utility.
Munro has secured a £68m+ customer pipeline and has received vehicle orders from Jakob Mining Vehicles, one of the largest distributors of specialist vehicles for the mining sector, and Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, one of the UK’s leading civil engineering contractors.
Elbow Beach Capital CEO, Jon Pollock, commented: “This is a huge achievement for Munro. The company has achieved significant scale-up progress over the last 12 months, which is reflected in a material customer pipeline and orders. There is a notable gap in the market for high quality, durable, off-road electric 4×4 vehicles for demanding industries and the completion of the Series-M Utility positions Munro as the go-to provider of 4x4s for big sectors such as mining, construction, and agriculture.
Jakob Mining Vehicles: Munro has signed an exclusive partnership with Jakob Mining Vehicles (JMV) in an agreement worth >£50m to provide the company with 900 vehicles over the next five years all designed specifically for the mining industry’s demanding needs. The mining industry is responsible for up to 7% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Morgan Sindall Infrastructure: Munro has also signed an agreement with leading UK civil engineering contractor, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure, for 30 vehicles. Shipping is expected to begin in Q1 2024.
About Munro Vehicles
Munro’s forthcoming production model debut marks the return of light vehicle production to Scotland for the first time since the closure of the Linwood car plant in 1981, marking a significant moment in Scotland’s automotive history.