Ford cuts B-Max production in Romania image

Ford has recently announced that the B-Max production in Romania will be cut by 50 percent because of the weak European auto market.

After it was officially presented to the public earlier this year, during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the Ford B-Max is entering our news once again, this time with an announcement which will affect the company’s employees in Romania. According to the “blue oval”, the Ford B-Max production will be cut by 50 percent in the Craiova plant and the automaker will have to drop one of the two shifts. The Romanian facility will assemble just 250 units of the B-Max daily, instead of the 500 made until now.

While the B-Max production will be cut down, Ford has announced that a new working shift will be added in order to increase the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine production in Romania. Because the working force will be redistributed within the company, no employee will lose his/her job with Ford Romania, but that doesn’t mean that things are looking well for its suppliers and Magna Exterios&Interiors has announced that 17 employees, out of the 117, will be fired.

Source: ZF via Auto Market