Turkish carmaker Tofas, a joint venture between Italian Fiat and Turkey's Koc Holding, would temporarily stop car production due to shrinkage in auto market, company officials said on Friday.
Tofas officials said the factory in the northwestern province of Bursa would suspend production from December 27 to January 12. Tofas is the maker of light commercial vehicle "Fiat Doblo" and "Fiat Linea", as well as "Mini Cargo" for French PSA, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars.
Tofas was producing 1,100 cars a day, however, Tofas officials said this number dropped to 750 after the global economic crisis.
Separately, Germany's Bosch, supplier of diesel engine technologies to several automakers, also said it would stop production in Turkey plant from December 27 to January 2.
Last week, Oyak Renault, Turkish carmaker co-owned by Oyak and French Renault, halted production on December 18 to January 20.
Oyak Renault produces "Megane II Sedan", "Symbol" and "Clio III" in Turkey and exports more than 80 percent of output.
Last Mod: 27 Aralık 2008, 14:39