PSA to start serial production at the end of June

THE PSA Peugeot Citroën carmaker will start serial production at its new factory in Trnava in Western Slovakia at the end of June, company officials announced on May 5.

According to Alain Baldeyrou, the plant's director, the company plans to produce up to 70,000 Peugeot 207 cars by the end of the year, the TASR news agency wrote.

Baldeyrou said that the first stage of pre-serial production ended in April.

"At the end of June we will gradually start increasing our output. The plant will reach its full capacity of 300,000 vehicles per year in 2008," Baldeyrou said.

The plant currently employs over 2,000 people.

Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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