Blog: Dave LeggettThree becomes two?

Dave Leggett | 20 October 2003

We're in the realm of press reports, unattributed comments from company sources and no confirmation, but the idea that Ford may be prepared to axe one of its Jaguar plants is not exactly inconceivable. Assembly plant overheads add up and Jaguar has sub-150K units total annual production volume and three plants. A lot of people for a long time have been saying that is one plant too many. Jaguar is also losing a lot of money and Ford is lately looking with renewed urgency to cut costs in Europe. Browns Lane may be an obvious place to look for savings. Many Jaguar people will be unhappy at the reports of possible full closure though.


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