Tuesday, July 30, 2013
The Last Ford Transit
The last Ford Transit of more than 7 million made in Britain rolled off the production line on Monday the 24th July 2013.
Staff in Southampton whose plant shut Friday 26th July 2013 put the last finishing touches to a white minibus. The closure of the plant with sadness also takes 400 jobs with it.
The Ford Transit range includes vans and flat bed trucks have been made at the Southampton base since 1972.
The US firm have stated that production has now been switched to Turkey because the costs are significantly lower.
A sad day for our country with the loss of jobs and the loss of the popular old transit being English made.