Honda have announced that they will keep producing cars in Swindon – no matter the outcome on Brexit.
Ian Howells, the main man for Honda in Europe, warned against a No Deal outcome.
But he also told the BBC that the firm was committed to the UK, saying: “The UK forms part of our global network of manufacturing plants, so the only place we produce the vehicle we produce at Swindon is in Swindon itself.
“The logistics of moving a factory the size of Swindon would be huge and as far as we’re concerned, we’re right behind supporting continued production at Swindon.”
The Swindon Advertiser reported a local spokesman for Honda as confirming: “Honda remains committed over the long term to its sales and manufacturing activities in the UK and Europe.
“While leaving the Single Market and Customs Union would pose challenges to our highly integrated business, we are working to minimise the impact to our supply chains and to maintain our productivity and competitiveness.”
Tory MP for North Swindon, Justin Tomlinson, added: “Honda continues to work closely with the government as it helps shape our future trade arrangements.
“We very much welcome both its continued investment and long term commitment to Swindon.”
Will this commitment to the UK be as widely reported as some of the Project Fear scare stories being put about?