Apr 8, 2017

Ford sees a future in UK after Brexit, says CEO Mark Fields

Ford will be in UK for "Quite some time" despite concerns about the impact of the Brexit vote, the company's chief executive has said. Mark Fields told the BBC he could not guarantee manufacturing would stay once Britain leaves the EU. He repeated Ford's position that a free trade agreement needs to be reached with the European Union. Ford employs 13,000 people in the UK, with engine production lines in Dagenham and Bridgend. "We are very proud to be in the UK and we are going to be in the UK for quite some time but it's going to be really important, particularly because Article 50 is now triggered, that from our standpoint there needs to be free trade between the UK and the continent." Asked if Ford would keep manufacturing in the UK he said: "I can't guarantee anything, nobody can guarantee anything over many many years."

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