Honda Ceasing Motorcycle Production in Spain

10/20/2009 @ 3:47 pm, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

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Honda by most standards is the rock of the motorcycle industry, so take notice with the news that the Japanese manufacturer is preparing to cease its production lines in Santa Perpetua, Spain. While not an outright closure, 160 employees will be laid off, taking the Spanish Honda workforce from 340 employees to 180.

Honda will continue to use the factory for producing injected plastics and other auxillary parts, while its motorcycle production line will be closed because of diminishing demand. Honda’s Italian factory will be filling in for any extra motorcycle production capacity, making the move more of one of efficiency than a pure reduction in forces.

No word on when Honda expects to make the changes happen, but we suspect within the coming month.

Source: Visordown

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