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Land Rover hit by more cuts

LAND Rover workers in Solihull will get an unexpected holiday as the autumn break is extended.

LAND Rover workers in Solihull will get an unexpected holiday as the autumn break is extended.

The move follows an announcement that further cuts in car production will be made.

Last month, the company revealed that from the beginning of October it was suspending the night shift on the Range Rover and introducing non-production days on other models.

Now Land Rover has announced more cutbacks to avoid stockpiling of vehicles after sales fell due to the credit crisis.

Mark Foster, manager of corporate affairs, said there would be "some down-time" in the fourth quarter of the year "and we are now extending the autumn break for the week beginning October 27.

"The week before that, there will be a whole week or three days of non-production for people, depending on what products they are working on.

"It is important not to lose sight of the fact that, even with these arrangements and the difficult economic climate, Land Rover will still achieve its second best sales in 60 years this year."

Although Jaguar sales are up on 2007 by 13 per cent to date, there will be cutbacks to the production of the Jaguar XJ and XK, again to avoid potential stockpiling.

 

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