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Volkswagen Slovakia suspends production for three weeks

The Volkswagen Slovakia (VW SK) plant of the carmaker stopped production lines on July 11, in a planned temporary shutdown.

Volkswagen Slovakia plant(Source: Courtesy of VW Slovakia)

The shutdown which is usual in summer lasts for three weeks in the Bratislava plant and two weeks in the Martin plant. The tool shop in Stupava produces continuously, the carmaker informed.

Thus, the summer factory holiday has begun for about 10,000 employees of VW SK. In the coming weeks, technology and construction works will be done that cannot be completed during the around-the-clock production of vehicles.

During the planned shutdown, more than 2,000 of the plant’s employees and supplying companies will be working: they will, for example, carry out maintenance and checking, modernising and re-building either in the production premises or in the whole plant. Maintenance workers will also complete integration of new facilities.

The current investments have required some other works: construction of the new assembly hall continues, and robotic devices will be installed and launched in the new body shop Porsche.

Production will be begin again on August 1.

 Since 1991, Volkswagen Slovakia has produced more than 4.5 million vehicles in Slovakia.

Topic: Automotive


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