Japanese carmaker Honda confirms closure of manufacturing plant in Swindon, UK, with a potential loss of 3,500 jobs – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Japanese carmaker Honda confirms closure of manufacturing plant in Swindon, UK, with a potential loss of 3,500 jobs




Japanese carmaker Honda has confirmed the closure of its manufacturing facility in Swindon, UK, by the year 2021. The move will incur a devastating loss of up to 3,500 jobs direct jobs, plus a huge impact on the local economy.

The plant currently manufactures about 150,000 Honda Civic models a year, most of them destined for the EU market. According to a spokesperson, the closure is ‘not Brexit-related’, but rather because of a shift in customer preference towards electric cars.

Nevertheless, other car manufacturers with operations in the UK have warned of dire consequences in case of a no-deal Brexit.

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