Ford has announced its Genk plant in Belgium is now closed after producing the last vehicle on Thursday.

Ford has announced its Genk plant in Belgium is now closed after producing the last vehicle on Thursday.

The Blue Oval company revealed back in late 2012 plans to shut down the factory in Genk, Belgium and now the assembly line has closed for good after producing the last car, a white Galaxy which will be donated to charity. The factory produced approximately 14 million cars over the past fifty years and before being terminated it assembled the Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy.

Production has been relocated to Valencia, Spain and this move has eliminated around 11,800 jobs according to a study by University of Hassel which also includes the impact on suppliers who will also have to fire some of the employees in order to match production with the lower demand.

Over the coming months, Ford will keep a few hundred employees to dismantle the assembly lines.

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