Honda says goodbye to its only British manufacturer – Auto World

in summer Honda will discontinue production of the Civic sedan at its Swindon plant, In the UK, where it currently employs 3,500 people. The company’s industrial development company will undertake the site renovation work and after closing the assembly lines scheduled for July it will be sold to Panatoni Industrial Logistics Company. The decision to close the Swindon plant dates back to 2019. Since then, Honda has taken immediate steps to find a buyer. Among the eligible new owners of the plant, the name Tesla also appeared: apparently, members of the Factory Council, at some point, were the ones who pressured Elon Musk to buy it. A scenario that is not fulfilled with the system that is disclosed in the future Fitness Trainer, It seems destined to say goodbye to production cars.

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Panatoni, which is preparing to take over the leadership of the plant, is one of the most important developers of industrial and logistical structures in Europe and is ready An investment of £ 700 million to redevelop the Swindon website And attract new business. The division’s restructuring will also involve local utility company Swindon Borough Countil. Meanwhile, Honda prepares to Disassemble fontsA: It will start in the summer, with production of the Civic finished, to be ready in 2022, when the factory keys are handed over to the Panattoni. Honda said the equipment and machinery used to produce the cars would be sold at an online auction.

The Director of Honda UK’s manufacturing company, Jason Smith, The company said “I am happy to find a new buyer.” And Panatoni sure ‘It will generate great prospects for Swindon and her community’. Honda confirmed efforts to leave A ‘positive legacy’ For the citizens of Swindon, potential investment opportunities are being evaluated in some small sections of the industrial site that Banatoni is not interested in. The opening of the British Honda factory dates back to 1985, While production, made possible after a deep reconfiguration (the site previously produced planes and trains), began just four years later, in 1989. From the Swindon gates, as well as the Civic, entire generations of Accord, Jazz and CR rolled out.

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