Fiat plant near Naples sees orders jump for Panda mini-car
Pomigliano site won't need temporary layoffs in February29 January, 17:56
According to union sources at the plant, work time is on the rise thanks to increased orders of the company's Panda mini-car, which used to be produced in Poland but has been repatriated to Italy as part of Fiat's efforts to re-launch its Italian industrial base.
Production of natural gas and lng-powered vehicles at the plant are also helping boost production rates.
According to the union sources, orders have reached 20,000 units at the plant, enough to keep it running on a continuous basis for about two months.
On January 28 workers at the Pomigliano plant were forced to begin another one week period of temporary layoffs, the sixth consecutive such suspension since August, as the company struggles with a massive drop in European demand which has also hit most of its European rivals.