VW's Slovak factory to halt output for 2 weeks
BRATISLAVA (Bloomberg) -- The Slovak unit of Volkswagen AG will halt production for two weeks starting July 30, spokesman Vladimir Machalik said. The unit will use the companywide vacation period for maintenance of production lines, he said in an e-mailed statement from Bratislava, Slovakia Wednesday.
Construction of new facilities will continue during the break, he said.
Europe's biggest carmaker plans to boost output in its Bratislava factory to a record 400,000 vehicles this year, driven by the so-called "New Small Family" of minicars that include the VW Up and Seat Mii.
Volkswagen also makes Touareg and Audi Q7 SUVs in Slovakia, as well as Porsche Cayenne bodies.
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