As the world continues to recover from the hangover that is “Brexit“, reports and forecasts continue to point to Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port facility as on the chopping block.
According to CarScoops, the latest report pegs Ellesmere Port with the lowest anchorage, making it most vulnerable to shutdown. In laymen terms, it has the lowest localization of parts of any volume car maker, around 25-percent.
Shutting down the plant would be a precautionary move to protect General Motors against import tariffs placed on the United Kingdom by the European Union, as the UK must not negotiate seperate trade deals for itself. Vauxhall production of the Astra could move to Poland, or Germany, where Opel produces the majority of its vehicles.