LONDON (Reuters) – Peugeot-maker PSA’s (PA:) Vauxhall automobile manufacturing unit in Britain, which stopped manufacturing in March as a result of coronavirus outbreak, is not going to resume manufacturing till after Sept. 1, the corporate mentioned on Wednesday.
The Ellesmere Port location in northwest England made simply over 60,000 Vauxhall/Opel Astra vehicles final yr.
The corporate mentioned it hoped some workers from the plant would briefly work at its van web site in Luton, north of London, which restarted on Could 18 and can transfer to a 3rd shift to extend output of sunshine industrial autos (LCV).
“The corporate proposal will defend employment and assist the power to reply to vital demand for LCV manufacturing with extremely skilled and expert employees … whereas demand for Astra is constructing sufficiently,” PSA mentioned.
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