Honda has confirmed its western England automotive manufacturing facility, which employs three,500 folks, will shut in 2021. The Japanese carmaker introduced Monday that the Swindon plant will shut in two years, “on the finish of the present mannequin’s manufacturing life cycle.” Honda makes its fashionable Civic mannequin on the manufacturing facility, 70 miles (115 kms) west of London.
Experiences of the closure first emerged in February, heightening issues concerning the influence of Brexit-related uncertainty on the U.Okay. economic system. Honda mentioned the closure just isn’t Brexit-driven however “is a part of Honda’s broader international technique in response to modifications to the automotive trade.”
It mentioned it had spoken to the British authorities and union consultants, however “no viable alternate options to the proposed closure of the Swindon plant have been recognized.”