Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Kia Slovakia goes to one shift operation due to sales slowdown

Car manufacturer Kia Slovakia, one of Slovakia’s leading exporters, will switch to a one shift operation as of Monday, February 16 because the company’s management decided that the downturn in demand globally and especially Europe, requires them to do so, Kia spokesman Dušan Dvořák told the TASR newswire on February 12.

Car manufacturer Kia Slovakia, one of Slovakia’s leading exporters, will switch to a one shift operation as of Monday, February 16 because the company’s management decided that the downturn in demand globally and especially Europe, requires them to do so, Kia spokesman Dušan Dvořák told the TASR newswire on February 12.

The company will eliminate its second shift and those employees not working will stay at home on 60 percent of their normal salaries, Dvořák told the TASR.

"We are taking such measures due to the economic crisis and a significant drop in sales of our new cars within the whole of Europe, which directly influences our production," he said.

The company does not plan any layoffs and is trying to find ways to lower operating costs and prevent redundancies. Kia currently employs around 2,700 people. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

UPDATED: Slovakia’s Kuzmina wins Olympic gold Video

The Slovak biathlete dominates the 12.5km race at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.

Anastasiya Kuzmina

Slovakia ends last in its preliminary group Photo

Slovenia defeated the Slovak team on shootouts.

Slovak archaeologists discover a key to understanding the Maya

Revolutionary laser technology has changed the view of current knowledge about the ancient Mayas. Slovak experts' findings are part of a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology.

Slovaks participate in a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology.

Will Kiska run for president?

Media reports suggest that Andrej Kiska will not run again. How does the situation look one year ahead of presidential election?

President Andrej Kiska