RPT-Ford to close Australia auto plants

Wed May 22, 2013 9:14pm EDT

SYDNEY May 23 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Thursday it is closing its two Australian auto plants and will cease production in the country in October 2016.

Ford Australia Chief Executive Bob Graziano said the company will close its engine plant in Geelong and its assembly plant in Broadmeadows, both in the state of Victoria.

The car manufacturer has struggled with sliding sales, high costs and a strong Australian dollar.

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steveoo wrote:
no one wants the junk ford makes. i have had ford cars and trucks and they are literally trash. they are habitual break downers. hopefully all fords will be extinct.

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BobtheMoron wrote:
Better to buy a Ford than to support Government Motors, Fiat and the Unions who own them.

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