Ford to Close Australia Auto Plants in 2016

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Source: Ford

Ford said on Thursday it is closing its two Australian auto plants and will cease production in the country in October 2016.

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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.

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