Full-scale production of the award-winning Maxus van has been resumed at LDV's Washwood Heath factory in Birmingham after last month's financial crisis.
Some suppliers, left heavily out of pocket when the unquoted company went into administration hours before being sold on to an American private equity group, said at the time they would no longer trade with LDV.
But The Birmingham Post has learnt that most have now been reassured by the company's new owner, Sun Capital Partners, that its future is now secure.
Some companies, who supplied parts for the discontinued Pilot and Convoy vans, are understood to have struck deals with the administrator, although some will not get all they are owed.
One supplier, who asked not to be named, said: "The factory is now back in full production and the majority of people are sending components in although some have had to take it on the chin.
"We are reassured that Sun is not a fly-by-night firm and that it is there for the long term. They have a record of helping businesses they invest in."
LDV, which survived the crash both of its former owner Leyland DAF and of Korean engineering group Daewoo with whom it was developing the Maxus, was forced to suspend production and send 700 production workers home when it hit a cashflow crisis in December.
The company, which according to the latest report and accounts incurred a pretax loss of just over £30 million on sales of £120.4 million in the year to December 31 2004, was caught out by the fact that revenues from the new van lagged increased manufacturing costs.
A £75 million refinancing deal involving Sun and the existing backer - European Acquisition Fund - saw the departure of the venture capital group 3i, which had backed the company since the 1993 management buyout, led by chief executive Allen Amey.
The cash injection will speed up development of two important new variants of Maxus, the chassis cab and mini bus versions of the vehicle.
But the new owner is still looking to axe 230 jobs out of a total workforce of 1,200 at the Drews Lane factory.
In a further blow to employees, the brief period in administration allowed the owners to unburden themselves of the multi-million pound shortfall in LDV's closed final salary pension scheme.
According to the 2004 figures, the latest available, the fund was operating with a deficit of about £22.4 million and was valued at about £43 million.
Thousands of current and former members are now waiting to hear the outcome of an application for the Pension Protection Fund to take over the fund and guarantee the majority of the payouts.
"I feel very let down" one deferred member said last night.