Honda factory in UK that builds the Honda Civic Type R to be closed by 2021

Feb 21, 2019 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
What is the reason for this decision which is believed to affect about 3,500 workers?

Swindon - U.K. vehicle manufacturing plant that manufactures the heated-up Honda Civic Type R will be closed because Honda wants to restructure its global manufacturing network as well as boost its commitment to electrified vehicles.

According to the latest car news, the factory will be phased out by 2021, which could affect about 3,500 workers. Mr. Katsushi Inoue - President of Honda Motor Europe and Chief Officer for European Regional Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. stated that it is essential for Honda to enhance its electrification strategy and rebuild its global operations. That is why this was a hard decision for the car manufacturer in consulting its employees to understand how they might prepare for the future manufacturing network.

Honda Civic Type R on the road

Swindon - U.K. vehicle manufacturing plant that manufactures the heated-up Honda Civic Type R will be closed 

Besides the UK plants’ discontinuing, Honda will also stop manufacturing in Turkey by 2021. Meanwhile, all customers’ needs in UK will be served from Honda’s European Headquarters.