The US automaker For d will close its last three plants in Brazil this year.
The reason for this is the slump in sales in South America due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced yesterday. According to a report by financial news agency Bloomberg, the closure will cut 5,000 jobs.
Production at the Camacari in the state of Bahia, Taubate in the state of Sao Paulo and the factory of the Troller department in Horizonte in the state of Ceara will be discontinued in 2021, Ford said. While the first two plants mentioned would be closed immediately, production in the Troller plant would continue for a few more months. Ford will keep its product development center in Bahia as well as its test site and regional headquarters in Sao Paulo.
Ford had already closed its oldest plant in Brazil in February 2019, where more than 3,000 people had worked. At that time, this was justified with a worldwide restructuring.