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Image caption The company supplies parts to manufacturers including BMW. A car parts firm has announced it will close in 2021, with the loss of about 125 jobs. Hi-Lex Cable System Company makes door and window parts and cables for cars at its plant on Baglan energy park. Management at the firm, which supplies Honda, Audi and BMW among others, said it did not anticipate any redundancies in the next 12 months. Any remaining business at the plant in 2021 will be transferred to a Hi-Lex plant in Hungary. A statement issued by the company said the decision had been taken following a meeting at the parent company, Hi-Lex Corporation in Japan, which discussed a restructure of its European operations. Full story

16 October