Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

1,150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 January 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Car manufacturer Ford has outlined plans to cut jobs across Europe as part of a bid to restore profitability. According to reports around 1,000 of the projected 1,150 losses will be from the plant at Bridgend, South Wales. Papers reveal that there are plans to cut 370 jobs during 2019 and that the firm will seek to achieve these reductions through voluntary redundancies. A further 620 jobs will be lost by September 2020; 450 jobs are associated with production of engines for Jaguar Land Rover and 170 jobs will be lost due to decline in demand for Ford's own Sigma engine. In addition to the cuts at Bridgend, there will also be reductions in the company's transport operations. The timeframe for these cuts has not been reported. 



Eurofound (2019), Ford, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96587, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96587.