DAF Trucks is forced to reduce its production early next year. The economic crisis in Russia is the main cause, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.
Starting January, only 140 trucks per day will roll off the assembly line, which is 15 percent less than the 164 trucks that are currently produced on a daily basis. According to CEO Harrie Schippers it is due to the partial disappearance of the Russian market. The rouble has lost a lot of its value this year, making Western European trucks relatively expensive for the Russians.
The capacity cut also has consequences for staff: 200 to 300 temporary workers could lose their job.