End of UK Transit as Ford closes its doors
ANGER erupted yesterday as Ford closed its last British van factory.
Published: Sat, July 27, 2013
Six decades of UK van-making ended as the last Transit rolled off the production line in Southampton.
Some 2,200,173 Transits have been made at the plant since it opened in 1972. With production switching to Turkey due to an £80million EU loan, 315 staff have lost their jobs – although 175 are taking up other positions in the company.
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