Nov 15, 2018

Ford Bridgend: Ineos Land Rover Defender decision expected

PA A decision on whether a new off-road car will be made by Ineos Automotive in Bridgend is expected within days following a board meeting this week, BBC Wales understands. It is believed Ford in south Wales is in competition with a site in Portugal to build the new Land Rover Defender. It points to the "Rich and unique heritage" the UK has in car production including the Land Rover Defender. Ford employs 1,850 people at its Bridgend plant, though there have been concerns for its long-term future as it stops producing engines for Jaguar Land Rover in 2020. Corporation tax in Portugal is 21%. The Land Rover Defender is being resurrected by Ineos, after going out of production in 2016.

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