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02 04 2019 02

LONDON -- BMW's Mini and PSA's Vauxhall are temporarily shutting UK plants in moves planned months ago to help the automakers deal with any disruption resulting from Brexit, which has since been delayed.

BMW moved its annual summertime shutdown at its Mini plant in Oxford to April to minimize the risk of any possible short-term parts-supply disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

PSA, which builds Astra models branded as Vauxhall in Britain and Opel on the continent at its Ellesmere Port factory near Liverpool, has brought forward its shutdown in a decision made at the end of last year, a spokesman said.

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