Blog: Simon WarburtonWork goes on at Antwerp as White Knight sought

Simon Warburton | 5 October 2010

A video here from the 'Welcome to Flanders' website, which has put up some shots of the Opel factory in Antwerp, just 24h after the GM division announced it had ended its search for an industrial investor.

The Flanders government has apparently been involved in the discussions to find a bidder for the plant, that currently employs around 1,300 people, but the site's future looks increasingly gloomy.

Opel has set a 31 December deadline for closure of the factory and estimates it will manufacture around 10,000 Astras between now and then.


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