May 28, 2020 / 10:25 AM / 2 months ago

Nissan says to close Barcelona plant from December

Nissan workers block B-10 highway as they protest against the possible closure of the plant at Zona Franca, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Barcelona, Spain, May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Albert Gea

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co intends to close its Barcelona main plant and two nearby facilities starting from December 2020, but it will keep open two facilities in northern Spain, the chairman of Nissan in Europe, Gianluca De Ficchy, said on Thursday.

“There was no viable solution for the future of the Barcelona factory,” he told reporters as workers protested outside the plant.

Reporting by Joan Faus, editing by Andrei Khalip

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