Honda will shut down its flagship British Swindon plant by 2021, the Japanese car manufacturer announced on February 19.
The closure means the loss of 3,500 manufacturing jobs at the plant and, according to Honda’s top UK executive Ian Howells, a further 3,500 people working in affiliates could be at risk. In 2018, Honda produced approximately 160,000 cars in the UK, which accounts for 10% of the British car manufacturing output.
Honda is the second Japanese manufacturer that is leaving the UK...
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