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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-29-2018, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Amidst declining sales, staff is being sent home for X Mas

JLR will be sending home hundreds of workers for the holiday season, as their sales continue to drop. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, approximately 500 workers will be 'temporarily' removed from their Wolverhampton factory. They will however be sent home with pay, its merely production that's being slowed down. https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/break...rover-13663619
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-30-2018, 09:03 AM
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Since the plant only has 1,600 workers that a significant percentage of their employees. But if we consider the 5 plants that GM is closing altogether, I think things could be worse for those at JLR.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-01-2018, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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There are a lot of people who are really upset with these plant closings from GM, especially because of some of the things they have to do to get them built and up and running in the first place. I think the only way that we are going to see sedans return to form in NA is with electrification.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-03-2018, 05:41 PM
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Preparing for what could be hard time financially is important as well, the more GM can better hold their own through another recession, the better it is for all of us.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 09:05 AM
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Its not the economy that's causing these kinds of cutbacks, its poor planning from the heads at both JLR and GM. They have failed to adapt to the changing needs of the market and continued to invest in outdated platforms that haven't been working for years.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-04-2018, 03:45 PM
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I always felt that it was a mix of both pressing financial times and the need to get rid of old business models.

Ultimately impacted by what folks are able buy via the economy.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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The auto industry is on the verge of a huge transition. Not only towards EV's but also shifts in where vehicles are being manufactured as a result of changes with NAFTA with this new USMCA that Trump is pushing.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-05-2018, 07:09 PM
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The auto industry is on the verge of a huge transition. Not only towards EV's but also shifts in where vehicles are being manufactured as a result of changes with NAFTA with this new USMCA that Trump is pushing.
Fortunate for us Americans, Trump has good relations with Mexico for now. Its where manufactures and ultimately our jobs have been going. Mexico is a power house.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 09:08 AM
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Brexit is still having big implications for JLR and they are going to be heavily banking on the new Evoque to help restore their sales. They've already mentioned that some production may actually be moving to Slovakia.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 04:47 PM
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Being under foreign ownership gives them an advantage of staying around along with the fact they have a loyal following. Models like the I-Pace are a sign of greater times to come.
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