Honda will terminate work at the Swindon plant in the UK after 36 years of manufacturing, note local media reports. July 30 would mark the last day of operations.
The manufacturing unit has a capacity of 160,000 units and was the only factory in the EU to produce a certain model. It was the only Honda plant in the UK.
Several supply chain workforces, including raw materials needed for auto construction, would face severe issues in the months to come as the consequences of the plant shutting down.
Honda Swindon plant was shut several times, however, temporarily in the past year due to a shortage of semiconductors.
Honda had already announced plans to relocate Swindon production back to Yorii, Japan in 2019, which was a blow to the British auto sector, already reeling under the pressure of COVID-19.
Honda is focused on accelerating the transition to electric vehicles and back in March. Several attempts were made by the national task force to convince Honda to reverse the decision but to no avail.