Ford Europe to cut thousands of jobs as part of restructuring plan

Posted at 5:51 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 16:09:34-05

(WXYZ) — Ford is planning to cut thousands of jobs in Europe as part of its restructuring plan.

Ford says it will end manufacturing at its facility in Bordeaux, France in August 2019. It will also review its operations in Russia.

“We are taking decisive action to transform the Ford business in Europe,” said Steven Armstrong, group vice president and president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We will invest in the vehicles, services, segments and markets that best support a long-term sustainably profitable business, creating value for all our stakeholders and delivering emotive vehicles to our customers.”

Additionally, discussions have begun to end production of the C-MAX and Grand C-MAX at its facility in Germany.

Ford announced plans to restructure last year. The plan includes cutting sedans out of its U.S. line-up, instead focusing on crossovers and SUVs.