Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021.
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Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021.

Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021.

 

 

British media said that the Japanese car giant Honda has confirmed that it will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021, and will abolish 3,500 jobs by then.

 

Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021. Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021. Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021.

According to a report on the British “Daily Telegraph” website on May 13, the company said that after consulting with a number of organizations and groups, including the government, the company has concluded that there is no “any viable alternative.”

Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021. Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021. Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021.

 

Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021.

According to the report, Honda will immediately begin to discuss the severance package with employees during the preparation period before the plant is closed.

 

Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021. 

The report pointed out that the Swindon plant officially opened in September 2001, and its construction cost was 130 million pounds (1 pound is approximately RMB 8.8). The plant produced approximately 160,000 Civic and CR-V models last year, accounting for more than 10% of British car production.

 

Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021.

Honda now plans to shift its “resources, capabilities and production systems” to the field of electric vehicles to “respond to changes in the automotive industry.”

 

 

The report pointed out that the plan to close this factory was first proposed in February, and it is likely to affect thousands of other local people, and as many as 6,000 jobs in its supply chain will be at risk. This number is an estimate of the number of people employed by companies that provide various accessories to automakers, from car seats to brake parts.

Honda of Japan will close its plant in Swindon, UK in 2021.

At the same time, the German car manufacturer BMW has expressed interest in taking over the Honda Swindon plant after the closure of the plant. A source familiar with the situation confirmed that BMW has conducted preliminary investigations.

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