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Honda to halt production at Swindon during April and May

Honda has announced it plans to stop production at its Swindon plant during April and May.

The company said there was no plans for redundancies, reports the BBC website.

Director of Honda UK Manufacturing David Hodgetts said: "The European car market is not showing any signs of recovery yet and, therefore, we have to reduce our production output further."

The decision means production will cease for 35 days in total.

In November Honda announced the Swindon site would close during February and March.

Honda employs 4,200 people in the UK and is Japan's second largest carmaker with Toyota being the first.

On Friday Honda said it was cutting 3,100 temporary jobs in Japan and reduce domestic production by 56,000 vehicles, to overcome a massive drop in global car sales.


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