MG Motors To Stop Production At Longbridge Plant

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British car manufacturing company, MG Motor has ceased production at its Longbridge factory and all models, will now be built from the Chinese factory.

According to reports, MG Motors has been hiring new employees at the new facility, and only 25 jobs will be lost at the company's UK site.

MG Motors also incorporates the SAIC Motor Technical Centre (SMTC) which constitutes of total site employs over 300 people.

Production re-started at the Longbridge plant in 2011, thanks to MG's Chinese owners SAIC. Later, they started assembling the MG3 supermini at the plant, with most of the components assembled in China

Matthew Cheyne, the Head of sales and marketing at MG, told the media: "We never did actual production there, over the years, the work we did decreased, so we thought about the viability of continuing.

"We have also looked at the quality of the vehicles coming in from overseas. We are quite satisfied that we don't need to continue the final assembly here in the UK."

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Story first published: Monday, September 26, 2016, 10:28 [IST]
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