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US auto supplier to shut down European factories


American parts maker Cooper-Standard Automotive has a new cost cutting strategy that includes the shutdown of some of its European plants, with the restructuring Plan hitting jobs in Germany and France. The company – which is not among the top tier suppliers but still has 12 factories in western Europe and 8 in the eastern part – has announced the decision ...
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