The car manufacturer Honda plans up to the year 2022, the production in Swindon, in the South of England. The British broadcaster Sky News and the BBC reported. Of the closure of the factory, therefore, approximately 3,500 Employees would be affected.
Honda has not commented on the reports. “We take our responsibility to our employees very seriously and to communicate all the important news first,” said a statement by the group. The Union Unite, the workers of the factory in Swindon represents, announced plans to deal with the plans of the company.
Justin Tomlinson, the conservative MP for the Region of Swindon, wrote on Twitter, Honda made a conversation clearly, the decision “on global Trends and not the Brexit” is based. The entire production of the European market will be led by 2021 in Japan. Until then, however, expect no job loss. In Swindon, Honda manufactures the model Civic. The location is Honda’s only production site in the EU. Sky News says the company wants to maintain its European headquarters in nearby Bracknell.
The end of March planned Brexit in the economy for a lot of uncertainty. Still, it is unclear how the exit from the European Union. British companies have repeatedly warned of the consequences of unregulated Brexits.
So had pulled back to the example of the Japanese car maker Nissan in the beginning of February, plans for the production of its SUV X-Trail in the North of England Sunderland. As a result, the group was also uncertainty because of the Brexits. Earlier, the European aerospace and defence group Airbus had announced, in the case of a British EU-exit without a agreement, very painful decisions. Also, the Japanese electronics manufacturer Sony wants to relocate its European headquarters from fear of the consequences of a hard Brexits from the UK to the Netherlands.