Here’s Why Ford Romania Is Taking a 13-Day Vacation in October
According to a Reuters report, the second planned stoppage comes as Ford continues to experience weak demand from its European consumers and needs to curb its losses. The Romanian division’s main export markets are Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and, most importantly, Britain, but Ford, like many of its rivals, has experienced flattened demand in the regions and now is ready to take a break in order to let sales recover.
The No. 2 U.S. automaker took over Automobile Craiova in 2008 after it, too, was struggling in the industry. Ford worked hard to resurrect success for the company and welcome new sales, and that’s why it made the Romanian plant responsible for the production of its B-Max model last year. The division now employs close to 5,000 people who help produce 370 cars and 1,000 engines per day, but despite their best efforts, the manufacturer is still not happy with Ford Romania’s sales figures.