LONDON, March 6 Britain said it would work with
Peugeot to ensure the long-term success of Opel's two
British Vauxhall plants after the French firm confirmed a deal
buy the businesses from General Motors.
"The government welcomes the assurance by PSA that they will
respect the commitments made by GM to Vauxhall's employees and
pensioners," Business minister Greg Clark said in a statement.
"We will continue to engage and work with PSA in the weeks
and months ahead to ensure these assurances are kept and will
build on the success of both sites for the long term."
General Motors had committed to build the Astra Sports
Tourer model until around 2021 at its north of England Ellesmere
Port plant and the Vivaro van at its southern English site in
Luton until 2025.
(Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Kate Holton)