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Volvo Cuts Production at Ghent and Torslanda Plants in December

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Volvo Cuts Production at Ghent and Torslanda Plants in December

Volvo Car Group will cut production at its Ghent facility in Belgium and Torslanda facility in Sweden.

According to the automaker the Torslanda plant workers will have three free days in the week before the Christmas holidays and the Ghent facility employees will have two free days. Volvo will also eliminate three individual work shifts in December, one in Ghent and two in Torslanda and will cut production to 45 cars per hour at the Torslanda plant during the first months of 2013.

“While sales volumes have shown a very positive trend in recent years, we have seen a continuous decline in customer demand in 2012 which so far has not picked up. Therefore a further adjustment to our production output is required,” said Volvo Cars Manufacturing senior vice president Lars Wrebo.

The company also announced the line speed at the Ghent plant will be lowered to 54 cars per hour from a previous 59 cars per hour, starting in 2013. Volvo made most of its 449,000 cars sold in 2011 at the Ghent plant and the Belgium facility manufactures some of Volvo’s most important models: the S60, XC60, C30 and V40. The company employs 5,200 people in Ghent.

by Ana Cezara Savin (my Google+) - Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 - filed under Industry, News, Volvo. Image credit: .
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