Ford closes factory in Britain because of Brexit »GoGetNews news


The manufacturer Ford is going to announce the closure of its engine plant in the United Kingdom – in Bridgend, Wales. This is reported by a Reuters source.

The news agency notes that such a move would be a blow to the British automotive industry. Now more than two thousand people work at this plant.

A source familiar with the situation on condition of anonymity notes that the announcement of the closure of the plant is expected on Thursday, June 6th. On this day, a meeting of officials of the Union Unite with the American automaker.

The press service of the automotive company declined to comment on this issue. However, the company had previously warned that plants in the UK might face $ 1 billion in tariffs in the case of the so-called hard Brexit.

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In Britain today, Ford has two factories – in Bridgend and Dagenham. It produces about 1.3 million engines.

Ford has already announced job cuts in Germany. This is the second largest European automaker market.

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