Ford to close plants in Britain and Belgium
Ford had said Wednesday that it would close its assembly plant in Genk, Belgium, by the end of 2014. On Thursday, it said it would also close two plants in Southampton and Dagenham in Britain next year.
The actions will reduce production capacity in Europe by 18 percent, or 355,000 vehicles. The company said it would eliminate 4,300 positions in Belgium and 1,400 in Britain.
Ford employs around 11,400 workers in the UK at plants including Dagenham, Halewood on Merseyside and Bridgend in South Wales....Read more