BUCHAREST, Oct 29 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. will haltcar production at its Romanian factory for 13 days in November,its third straight month of stoppages at the plant in responseto weak European demand, the U.S. carmaker said on Tuesday.
Ford, which took over struggling carmaker Automobile Craiovain 2008, began production of its B-Max model there last year. Itnow produces roughly 370 cars a day as well as 1,000 engines forseveral models.
"We will stop car production for 13 days and engineproduction for eight days in November," said Ford Romaniaspokeswoman Ana-Maria Timis.
"The eight-day stoppage in engine production is caused bylow demand for vehicles and overlaps with the period ofsuspension of car production."
In September and October, Ford had stopped only car output.
Ford Romania employs about 4,000 people, almost all of whomwill be affected by the production halt. They will receive 80percent of their wages during the stoppage.
Ford boosted its full-year global profit forecast last weekas the European picture brightened and stronger overseas demandled to better than expected third-quarter results.
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