Vauxhall preserves jobs in production switch

More than 1,200 jobs will be safeguarded after Vauxhall
announced it is to build its new Vectra model in Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.

The plant, which will also continue building Astras, won the
work to build 180,000 new-style Vectras a year against a sister factory in
Antwerp.

Vauxhall recently announced it would end production of the
Vectra at its Luton factory, with the loss of 2,000 jobs.

“Ellesmere Port now has an excellent opportunity to make
further strides in productivity as we can anticipate high utilisation of
capacity,” said Nick Reilly, chairman and managing director of Vauxhall in the
UK.

www.vauxhall.co.uk

By Ben Willmott

 

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