.....and which was not expected that a further 1000 jobs were to go at Ford's Dagenham plant with a division closure, its a pressing plant.
Yesterday Ford revealed they are also to close the Genk plant in Belgium 4500 job losses there.
This marks the end of all vehicle production in Britain a very sad day .
Ford started car production in Manchester over 100 years ago , the first Model T rolling off the Trafford Park line in 1911.......henceforth only engines and components will be made in Britain by the Ford Motor Company
Not only great road cars were made by Ford in UK but great competition cars were developed in the plants at Dagenham Dunton and Averley & Boreham. The Halewood on Merseyside factory became a Land Rover plant owned by Tata the Indian owned steel maker some years back . Bridgend and Dagenham make only engines nowadays the petrols in Wales and Diesels in Essex - transmissions still a factory on Merseyside.
Its a sad day for the Industry.
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Edited by RTH, 25 October 2012 - 15:29.