Japanese carmaker Honda is set to announce the closure of its Swindon car plant putting 3,500 jobs at risk, according to unconfirmed reports. Sky News journalist Mark Kleinman, who broke the story, said on Twitter that the announcement by Honda could come on Tuesday, and that the plant was scheduled to close in 2022. Swindon North MP Justin Tomlinson said Honda’s decision to consolidate European market production in Japan was not as a result of Brexit. Exclusive: Honda is planning to announce the permanent closure of its plant in Swindon in 2022 with the loss of 3500 jobs, and a threat to many more jobs in the company's supply chain. It has also said it was preparing to front-load some production at its plant to ship overseas or build up inventories.
Source: The Irish Times February 18, 2019 15:01 UTC