The move is part of a January announcement that Ford has announced it will cut operating costs by cutting thousands of jobs, stopping profitable car production, and eventually closure of factories in Europe. 6%.
In France, gear boxes must be discontinued at the Blanquefort plant in August.
"Through these programs and other initiatives, Ford of Germany expects to reduce over 5,000 jobs, including irregular workers.
The degree of job cuts in the UK is not clear.
(Thomas Seythal, Costas Pitas in London, Jan Schwartz in Hamburg, Catherine Mallebay-Vacateur and Bertrand Boucey in France)