JLR implicated in Ford plant closure plans with 1,700 jobs threatened

JLR opened a new engine plant in china in 2017 but since then sales in the country have slumped
Ford has blamed the ending of a contract with Jaguar Land Rover and a fall in sales of petrol engines as the reasons behind plans to close its engine plant in Bridgend next year. The car giant said it would close the 40-year-old plant in South Wales in September 2020, with the potential loss of 1,700 jobs in companies supplying goods and services to the plant. Last month DHL confirmed it was to cut 159 jobs that it has at Jaguar Land Rover sites in the West Midlands and Merseyside. Its been a difficult year for JLR, which has... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...