Honda to shut UK automobile plant in 2022, risking 3,500 jobs – Sky information


FILE PHOTO – An indication is seen on the Honda meeting plant close to Swindon, southern England January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

LONDON (Reuters) – Japanese carmaker Honda is about to announce the closure of its Swindon automobile plant placing 3,500 jobs in danger, Sky Information reported on Monday.

Sky Information mentioned that the announcement by Honda might come on Tuesday, and that the plant was scheduled to shut in 2022.

Spokesmen for Honda weren’t instantly obtainable to touch upon the report.

“That’s hypothesis so we wouldn’t touch upon that,” a spokeswoman for Britain’s enterprise ministry mentioned.

Honda constructed simply over 160,000 autos at its British manufacturing unit final yr, the place it makes the Civic mannequin, accounting for simply over 10 % of Britain’s whole output of 1.52 million vehicles.

The agency mentioned final month that it’s going to shut its British operations for six days in April to assist it counter any border disruption from the Britain’s departure from the European Union.

It has additionally mentioned it was making ready to front-load some manufacturing at its plant to ship abroad or construct up inventories.

Reporting by Alistair Smout, Costas Pitas and William Schomberg; enhancing by Man Faulconbridge



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