Thousands to lose their jobs as Honda's Swindon plant closes

Honda is set to announce the closure of its Swindon car plant putting 3,500 jobs at risk reports say today

Honda has announced it is closing its factory in Swindon putting 3,500 workers out of jobs.

Its restructuring is aimed at adjusting its operations to reflect stronger demand in Asia and North America, Hachigo said.

The Japanese auto manufacturer said the move was the result of a push towards expanding its electric vehicle production.

L. Alan Winters, director of the U.K. Trade Policy Observatory at the University of Sussex, said that the backdrop of Brexit means that the U.K.is less able to respond to challenges in the industry.

He denied that Brexit was to blame for the "surprising and shocking news", which he said was down to the firm wanting to take production back to Japan as it develops its electric engines. While now down to just the Civic, it continues to hold a special significance to PH as the place where all Civic Type Rs are built. European Civic sales stood at 42,308 past year, a six percent rise. It launched its CR-V hybrid previous year but does not sell any electric models.

"We are the global production hub for the 10th generation Civic, with a new vehicle rolling off the line every 69 seconds".

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"I have already spoken to". Swindon is now Honda's only production base within the EU. The plant will be shut for six days in April.

"Honda will be consulting with all staff and there is not expected to be any job losses, or changes in production until 2021".

"This is a devastating decision for Swindon and the United Kingdom", business secretary Greg Clark said this morning. The model will go out of production in 2021.

The carmaker is due to announce the closure of its Swindon plant on Tuesday, according to Sky News, but still, retain its European headquarters in nearby Bracknell. Honda said the decision came as it focuses on building cars "in regions where it expects to have high production volumes". The plant now produces 150,000 cars per year, and employs approximately 3,500 people.

"Employers, government and local authorities must do all they can to deliver tangible assistance and guidance for the people and communities that will be affected by an announcement of this scale". The plant in Turkey now makes 38,000 units per year. The closure is part of a global consolidation for Honda, which will also close a Civic sedan plant in Turkey.

Katsushi Inoue, Honda's chief officer for European Regional Operations and President of Honda Motor Europe said: 'In light of the unprecedented changes that are affecting our industry, it is vital that we accelerate our electrification strategy and restructure our global operations accordingly. Nissan said, "While we have taken this decision for business reasons, the continued uncertainty around the U.K.'s future relationship with the European Union is not helping companies like ours to plan for the future".

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