Renault’s Slovenian Unit Cuts Production and Workforce image

Renault’s Slovenian unit announced it will cut production this month and reduce the workforce with 4.7% by the end of the year.

“From September 19 till September 28 the production will be reduced to one shift (from two) because of a drop in orders, ” the unit, Revoz, said in a statement.

During that week production will be reduced from 600 cars per day to 300, according to spokeswoman Nevenka Basek. The company will also cut the work force by the end of the year by round 100 employees from the current 2,150. The company declared that sales in Europe have declined dramatically, especially in France which accounts for 52% of Revoz production, including models such as the Clio, Twingo and Wind models.

Revoz, Slovenia’s second largest exporter, was forced in April to cut workforce by 13%, which means 331 employees lost their jobs. The company also reduced production from three shifts to only two, due to lower demand and sales in Europe. In 2011 Revoz manufactured 174,127 cars, but the company did not declare the production estimate for this year. The plant in Slovenia manufactures Renault models including the Twingo, Clio II and the Wind Coupe Roadster.