London auto parts maker to sack 100 by the end of the year



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The factory floor at Brose Canada Inc. is seen in this archive photo.

About 100 auto parts workers will be out of work by the end of the year, as Brose Canada adjusts production at its South London facility.

In a statement Wednesday, Brose said layoffs are a response to changes in the market.

"Brose is adjusting production capacity at its plant in London, Ontario, to meet the changing demands of automotive customers," a company spokesman said in an e-mailed statement.

"Our focus remains on supporting those affected by providing transition options, including potential relocation to other Brose facilities."

Brose Canada is a division of Brose Group, headquartered in Germany, a family auto parts company with factories around the world.

Production began at the London plant near Highbury Avenue, south of Highway 401 in 2005. The company subsequently added a second facility nearby.

Brose Canada now employs more than 600 people in London and manufactures components for automotive seats, including seat adjusters and metal frames.

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