Friday, 4 August 2017

Delphi Diesel Systems engineering to close Suffolk plant with 520 job losses

An engineering plant in Suffolk is to close with the loss of 520 jobs amid union claims that work is being shifted to Romania to save money.
The US owner of Delphi Diesel Systems engineering plant in Sudbury told Sky News it would gradually be wound down by 2020, despite admitting the operation remained highly successful.

It said the crackdown on the use of diesel fuel in western Europe meant that demand for the factory's fuel injectors and filters for commercial vehicles was at risk.

Car manufacturers have, in the wake of the VW emissions scandal, announced a shift towards electric cars with the UK Government confirming plans last month to outlaw the sale of new diesel cars from 2040 and to tax them more.

Industry figures released on Friday showed a 20% fall in the sale of new diesels last month compared with July 2016.

SKY     News.