Ford F-150 Lightning at the 2022 New York Auto Show.
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Car manufacturer Ford announced on Tuesday its intention to cut 3,800 jobs in Europe over the next three years to adopt a “lean” structure focusing on the production of electric vehicles.
The company plans to cut 2,300 jobs in production development and administration in Germany, 1,300 in the UK and 200 positions elsewhere in Europe. He said he would retain around 3,400 engineering positions in Europe, focused on vehicle design and development, alongside the creation of related services.
The redesign will not affect Ford’s goal of offering an all-electric fleet by 2035. The company expects production of its first European-built electric passenger vehicle to start later this year.
“These are difficult decisions, which are not taken lightly. We recognize the uncertainty this creates for our team, and I assure them that we will offer them our full support in the months to come,” said Martin Sander. , Managing Director of Ford Model e in Europe. .
“Paving the way to a sustainably profitable future for Ford in Europe requires large-scale action and changes in the way we develop, build and sell Ford vehicles. This will have an impact on the organizational structure, talents and skills that we will need in the future. .”
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