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Britain's car industry vulnerable after Brexit

If there's a bitter UK-EU divorce, Toyota and others face the prospect of higher tariffs, a smaller labour pool, and less access to their 500m potential customers in Europe
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 05:50

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Toyota's plant in Burnaston, England. The Japanese carmaker has invested £2.2 billion in this operation and an engine plant in Wales. Together, they employ around 3,200 people. Britain remains a heavyweight for Toyota, producing about 30% of the company's cars in the region.

Burnaston, England

ON Toyota's brightly lit assembly line here, workers guide wheel and engine assemblies into unfinished sedans. Driverless carts carry parts through narrow aisles to workstations. The assembly line moves with clockwork precision, able to pop out a vehicle every 72

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