Manufacturer launches voluntary redundancy initiative to reduce headcount in UK and Germany
James Attwood, digital editor
15 March 2019

Ford has confirmed that it will cut more than 5000 jobs in Germany and a yet-to-be-determined number in the UK as part of the cost-cutting reorganisation of its European business.

The American company has begun a voluntary separation programme for employees in the two countries as part of a major restructuring, which it says is designed to ‘transform’ its European business and return it to sustainable profitability by reducing costs and bureaucracy. 

Ford said it expects to cut more than 5000 jobs in Germany, including temporary staff. It added that “the total number of positions in the UK is still to be determined”.

The company employs around 53,000 people in Europe, including 12,000 in the UK and 24,000 in Germany. 

The restructuring of its European business, which is part of a £14 billion global cost-cutting programme, includes splitting the business in the region into three groups, for commercial vehicles, passenger vehicles and imports respectively.

Ford is also planning to boost production of its strongest European-made cars and ditch slow-selling models.

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15 March 2019

'Ford has confirmed that it will cut more than 5000 jobs in Germany'

Blame it on BREXIT you Remain supporting scum!

16 March 2019

I think it's about time that Autocar took more responsibility for editing/removing abusive and irrelevant comments, especially those which may emanate from outside the UK by politically motivated subversives.

17 March 2019

Amazing how they deny this has anything to do with Brexit.   The decision may not but the choice of losing Jobs in Britian will certainly be skewed because of Brexit.

 

Why invest in a country that you don't even know what the trading conditions will be like in a few weeks time never mind a few years?

 

15 March 2019

Remainers didn't fool for the battle bus slogan of £350m a week for the NHS so hopefully can see why the once mighty Ford is struggling in Eurooe.  Especially as Autocar is pretty good place to get some facts on this kind of thing.

15 March 2019
JCarter wrote:

Remainers didn't fool for the battle bus slogan of £350m a week for the NHS so hopefully can see why the once mighty Ford is struggling in Eurooe.  Especially as Autocar is pretty good place to get some facts on this kind of thing.

Your right as instead remainers moaned, cried and treasoned against their own government and country. If we were in the age of Henry VIII then all remainers would have been taken to the towers (hopefully not too late).

The romoaners treasoning is the sole reason why the uk young are running riot with knife crimes. What I can’t wait for Is if brexit don’t happen as it will become the far right show and remainer bashing will become uk biggest sports.

15 March 2019
GODFATHER wrote:

JCarter wrote:

Remainers didn't fool for the battle bus slogan of £350m a week for the NHS so hopefully can see why the once mighty Ford is struggling in Eurooe.  Especially as Autocar is pretty good place to get some facts on this kind of thing.

Your right as instead remainers moaned, cried and treasoned against their own government and country. If we were in the age of Henry VIII then all remainers would have been taken to the towers (hopefully not too late).

The romoaners treasoning is the sole reason why the uk young are running riot with knife crimes. What I can’t wait for Is if brexit don’t happen as it will become the far right show and remainer bashing will become uk biggest sports.

Sadly, your childish, abusive, unreasonable and uncompromising mentality is shared by most leavers and may ultimately and ironically lead to no Brexit - Leave won by a teeny, tiny margin with the country split virtually down the middle, making compromise inevitable, but 99% of leavers will not compromise because they seem to be under the impression that they won by a landslide. If Brexit doesnt happen it will be down to the evil ERG. As for remainer bashing, this sounds like the foreigner bashing that happened after Leave won in June 2016 - so Leavers were after violent after winning and leavers are threatening to be violent if they dont get their way = leavers are violent, no place for that sort of shit in this country in 2019, that belongs in 1550 with Henry VIII, you and your ilk should trot off back there where you belong.

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16 March 2019
GODFATHER wrote:

JCarter wrote:

Remainers didn't fool for the battle bus slogan of £350m a week for the NHS so hopefully can see why the once mighty Ford is struggling in Eurooe.  Especially as Autocar is pretty good place to get some facts on this kind of thing.

Your right as instead remainers moaned, cried and treasoned against their own government and country. If we were in the age of Henry VIII then all remainers would have been taken to the towers (hopefully not too late).

The romoaners treasoning is the sole reason why the uk young are running riot with knife crimes. What I can’t wait for Is if brexit don’t happen as it will become the far right show and remainer bashing will become uk biggest sports.

 

Spoken like a true totalitarian, Vladimir.

Happy motoring

16 March 2019

On the wrong forum pal. You need the Tommy Robinson appreciation society, where your post would get loads of likes. Here we talk about cars and leave the social issues stuff to facebook and twitter. Now run along little boy with your juvenile and backward views.

Daz

16 March 2019

You're = You are

GODFATHER wrote:

 

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Lol. Pure gammon.

15 March 2019
JCarter wrote:

Remainers didn't fool for the battle bus slogan of £350m a week for the NHS so hopefully can see why the once mighty Ford is struggling in Eurooe.  Especially as Autocar is pretty good place to get some facts on this kind of thing.

As a leaver, neither did I. Likewise, I'm sure there are remoaners who didn't fall for the 'economy will go in to freefall, interest rates will rise out of control, pound will be worthless, unemployment will rise' etc. coming from the remain camp.

We're nearly three years from referendum result and the fact is the economy has improved (slightly) interest rates remain the same, pound is actually worth more today against Euro and doller than it was pre-referendum and unemployment is more or less the same.  Before the vote, FTSE was just over 6300, today it's 7300 - that's a massive increase! Mr Carney couldn't have been more wrong if he tried.

Truth is both camps were guilty of lying.  ( And if we have another referedum, they'll just lie again).

Back to Ford. Remoaners tell us it's better staying in the EU and point at every UK job loss as an example. Fat lot of good being in the EU did for those German car workers who're about to loose their jobs. 

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