“Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd. has today informed employees of its proposal to close its Swindon vehicle manufacturing plant in the UK in 2021,” the manufacturer’s statement read.
The automotive giant explained the move by the need to restructure its global manufacturing network to focus on regions with higher production volumes of electrified cars.
The plant in the southwestern UK town of Swindon produces 150,000 cars a year and employs some 3,500 people. The firm said it was already consulting potentially affected staffers.
The announcement comes as the United Kingdom is bracing for a possible no-deal exit from the European Union. US car giant Ford warned the UK government this month that a chaotic departure would be catastrophic for manufacturing.