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Ford to Extend Genk Production Stops by Average One Day a Month

January 31, 2012

Jan. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. will lay off workers at its Genk, Belgium, plant for an average of one day extra per month this year to cope with the car industry’s anticipated lower sales in Europe, a spokesman said.

Five of the planned days of stopped production will be brought forward to start on Feb. 20, coinciding with school holidays in Belgium, spokesman Adrian Schmitz said by e-mail. The factory is already operating a four-day week production schedule, he said.

The Genk assembly plant produces the Galaxy, Mondeo and S- Max models and employs 5,545 workers, according to the company’s website.

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Webb in Frankfurt at awebb25@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Rajiv Sekhri at rsekhri1@bloomberg.net


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