11 January 2013

Honda to cut 800 jobs in the UK by spring 2013

- Sustained conditions of low demand in European markets 

11 January 2013 - Honda Motor Europe has today announced changes to its UK car manufacturing operation to ensure the long term stability of its future business.

Sustained conditions of low demand in European markets make it necessary to re-align Honda’s business structure. As such, Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) will enter into formal consultation with its Associates to consider these changes and the proposal that it will reduce the workforce by 800 Associates by Spring 2013. 

“Honda remains fully committed for the long-term to its UK and European manufacturing operations. However, these conditions of sustained low industry demand require us to take difficult decisions. We are setting the business constitution at the right level to ensure long term stability and security” said Ken Keir, Executive Vice President, Honda Motor Europe. 

Established in Swindon, Wiltshire, in 1985, Honda of the UK manufacturing (HUM) has been producing cars for just under 20 years. Over the last 25 years, Honda has invested over £1.55 billion into its manufacturing operation in Swindon and employs over 3,500 Associates building the new Civic alongside the CR-V and Jazz. 

Source: Honda