the business of The car manufacturer Ford in Europe are bad - so bad that the US group, prescribed a radical cure. This is strongly reduced in staff, it is also expected to meet with German works.
The US car manufacturer Ford wants to rebuild its deep in the red plug in the end, Europe business and back into the profit zone. This should be deleted for the second Time in a few years, thousands of Jobs.
Of the approximately 50,000 jobs in Europe will be eliminated "a significant number," said Ford of Europe boss Steven Armstrong. An exact number he called. You will lead conversations with the employees of the individual locations, he said. No later than mid-2019, the details of which should be fixed. The removal should social be tolerated. In Germany alone, Ford employs 24,000 people, most of them in Cologne.Europe business waste
Ford lanken want to reduce the size of the model range in Europe, vehicles that sell poorly, will no longer be produced. In addition, the group relies on the Expansion of electric mobility. By the end of 2018, Ford had announced the closure of a small transmission plant in Bordeaux, France, as well as cuts to his work in the Saarland city of Saarlouis. The second-largest German site was for many years produced, among other things, the Van C-Max, this production will be set in mid-2019.
Ford runs the European business for a Long time is bad, even in 2018 was a loss-making year for the US group. The Management is aiming for 2019, with a Plus of at least six percent of its sales before taxes.