Honda plans more temporary closures at its Swindon plant
16 January 2009

Honda will stop production at its Swindon plant again, the company has announced, this time for a total of 35 days in April and May.

There are no planned job losses at the plant, which builds Civics and CR-Vs for worldwide export as well as the domestic UK market. Production will be cut for a total of 20 days in April, with a further 15 days of closures in May.

“The European car market is not showing any signs of recovery yet,” said Honda UK’s director David Hodgetts, “and therefore we have to reduce our production output further to match the current level of market demand.”

Honda already has shutdowns planned for Swindon during February and March.

Dan Stevens

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