Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ford is planning to close its Southampton factory

Ford is planning to close its Southampton factory, according to Sky sources.

An announcement by the US carmaker is expected on Wednesday.

The Swaythling factory, which has built Ford Transit vans since 1972, employs around 500 people.

The news comes after Ford confirmed it would close its "under-utilised" factory in Genk, Belgium, resulting in 4,300 job losses.

http://news.sky.com/story/1002072/sky-sources-ford-to-close-southampton-plant