Ford brings forward summer shutdowns to Easter at plants in UK | Automotive Industry News

Ford suggests it has made the decision to convey forward element of the summer months shutdown time period for its Uk producing functions (engine generation at Bridgend and Dagenham) to the Easter time period. It can be one more sign of the deepening short-time period affect of the COVID-19 disaster on the business and the need to have to modify generation to a great deal decreased marketplace demand.

Ford reported in a statement that it is ‘working closely with all our partners as we navigate through the existing coronavirus effects throughout the world and our company operations’.

Nonetheless, due to the ‘dramatic affect this ongoing disaster is possessing on the European marketplace and the supplier business, we have made the decision to convey forward element of the summer months shutdown time period for our Uk functions to the Easter time period.’

This suggests generation at Dagenham Motor Plant in east London will temporarily stop from Monday, March 23. Bridgend Motor Plant in South Wales will temporarily stop generation from the close of the day on Wednesday, March 25.

In addition, the shutdown time period will also be extended throughout the relaxation of the Ford company in the Uk, excluding a compact variety of workers supporting company vital functions.

For the duration of this four-7 days time period, all Ford workers will get payments at minimum equivalent to their foundation pay back.