The French group PSA has an emergency plan in case of a Brexit hard, according to its chief executive Carlos Tavares . Among the measures referred to might be take out models that are now produced in the factories of Vauxhall (Opel) in british territory, with destination " south Europe ". This situation could lead to a carambola of the out beneficida the factory of PSA in Vigo. Opel now produces the Astra in Ellesmere Port (Liverpool).
"If the conditions are bad and I can not make profitable to produce the Vauxhall/Opel Astra at Ellesmere Port, so I have to protect the rest of the company," said Tavares at the Financial Times. The factory british produces a 77.000 units a year and employs 1,000 people.
This model will be renewed in 2021, which will be its sixth generation and will be mounted on the platform EMP2. The factory vigo already assembled currently models on that platform, but also the use of two factories in france. However, the plant in galicia, as well as the one of Figueruelas in Zaragoza, have been praised on numerous occasions by your productivity , something that also makes them more attractive to receive a hypothetical transfer, according to the trade unions themselves French.Updated Date: 26 September 2019, 07:01