Monday, 8 October 2018

Car maker Jaguar Land Rover in two-week shutdown as sales struggle



Car maker Jaguar Land Rover is to shut down its main plant for two weeks to reflect "fluctuating demand" - after sales to China were hit by the country's burgeoning trade war with the US.
 
The Solihull factory, which employs 9,000 people, will cease production for a fortnight from 22 October.
 
 
It comes after earlier this year 1,000 agency staff at the site were axed while another plant in Castle Bromwich saw production cut back to a three-day week.


Latest figures showed JLR sold 57,114 vehicles in September, 12.3% down on the same month last year - with a slump of 46.2% in China blamed on "import duty changes and continued trade tensions" holding back demand.


Sales fell 0.8% in the UK, 4.7% in Europe, and by 6.9% in North America.





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