Closing date for Honda’s Swindon car factory confirmed for July 2021
Confirmed: Honda’s Swindon car plant closure has been ‘set in stone’ for July 2021
- Announcement is the first time a specific date has been set for the plant to shut
- The factory employs around 3,500 staff and produced 109,000 cars last year
- It is unclear if the 380-acre site will be used for industrial or housing purposes
Honda has confirmed that its car factory in Swindon will close in July next year.
The announcement is the first time a specific date has been ‘set in stone’ for when the plant will close, leaving 3,500 staff out of work.
The 380-acre site, which produced some 109,000 cars last year, is currently the home of global Honda Civic production and assembly will continue until the designated date.
Swindon shutdown set in stone: The Wiltshire plant will officially close in July 2021, it has been confirmed
The closure of the factory was one of the big motor industry stories of 2019 along with job losses at Jaguar Land Rover, Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend and Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port assembly line.
The Japanese car maker announced…