Ford warned of a possible transfer of production from the UK due to Brexit

Ford warned of a possible transfer of production from the UK due to Brexit

February 14, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Nissan recently canceled plans for the production of the X-Trail SUV in the UK in favor of a Japanese factory because of Brexit, and now Ford can follow in the footsteps of a Japanese company.

According to The Times, a representative of the American automaker in a private conversation with British Prime Minister Teresa May noted that Ford is ready to withdraw its production sites from the UK, and is already preparing alternative options in other countries if the UK’s exit from the European Union takes place without an agreement on free trade.

Recall, Brexit was a consequence of the referendum in the UK, in which the majority of citizens spoke in favor of the country’s withdrawal from the EU, but without an agreement on free trade and other economic treaties, many global manufacturers, including automotive, can leave the UK.

At the same time, Ford was not the only company that made such a warning to May – other automakers reported the same information to the British prime minister. As for Ford, the company employs about 13,000 people in its three facilities, not counting workers from related companies, sharpened by orders of the American auto giant.

Although Ford officially declined to comment on these rumors, it issued a rather strong statement saying that the company urges the UK to negotiate a contract as soon as possible, because without it, the country’s withdrawal from the European Union could have disastrous consequences for the UK auto industry and manufacturing. Ford power.