Ford poised to close two UK plants

Ford is poised to close two plants in the UK as part of wider European restructuring plans.

The company plans to close two UK facilities next year – Ford’s assembly plant in Southampton, and stamping and tooling operations in Dagenham.

Ford also plans to end production at a major assembly plant in Genk, Belgium, by the end of 2014, pending confirmation following completion of a consultation process with employee representatives.

These three facilities currently employ approximately 5,700 hourly and salaried employees.