Slovakia's PSA car plant resumes full operation

6th April 2011, Comments 0 comments

French car maker PSA Peugeot Citroen said Wednesday it had resumed full two-shift operation at its Slovak plant after trimming output last week on stalled supplies from earthquake-hit Japan.

"The plant has resumed two-shift operation as of Wednesday as the supplies are returning to normal," Peter Svec, spokesman for the plant, told AFP.

The company had to halt production on March 28 and reduce it to a single shift a day later as it lacked components for diesel engines produced by Japanese supplier Hitachi.

"The company will introduce several working Saturdays to catch up on its production plan," Sved added.

The PSA plant in Trnava, western Slovakia employs 3,000 staff and exports most of its production to the German, French and Italian markets.

The March 11 quake and tsunami, which left more than 28,000 people dead or missing, caused extensive economic damage and forced Japan's main automakers to halt production.

© 2011 AFP

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