KALUGA, January 11. /Corr. Alevtina Zubrilina/. The plant “PSMA Rus” in Kaluga, which produces the Peugeot, Citroen and Mitsubishi, the Assembly resumes Monday. Previously, between 14 and 31 December, the company was idle, informed the correspondent in a press-service of the company.
“In the period from 14 to 31 December at the plant “PSMA Rus” entered the idle state. A phased resumption of production will be implemented after the Christmas holidays, starting on 11 January. Disruption – adapting output to the needs of the market”, – said the press service.
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Meanwhile, on February 1, 2016, the plant will switch to four-day work week to prevent layoffs of their employees. This is done to fulfil the annual plan and save jobs. “Session” is entered for six months, until 31 July 2016. The employees will be paid in proportion to time worked.
As previously reported to journalists by the Governor of Kaluga region Anatoly Artamonov, the French plant due to the declining car market in Russia was in the most difficult situation of all of the Kaluga automobile. “But there’s now changed direction, became more active job search for new opportunities for competitive products. We hope that next year will be a turning point for this company,” he said.
In 2015, the plant was already in simple. At the company since April 27, was not carried out Assembly of cars of Peugeot and Citroen. The production process was resumed on August 17.
At the end of last year, PSA Peugeot Citroen announced plans to manufacture in Russia new model cars. In the media appeared information about the intentions of the company to load the capacities of the Kaluga plant “PSMA Rus” by setting up an Assembly of two models – vans SpaceTourer Citroen and Peugeot a new generation of Traveller. While about updates we only know that they are created on the new platform and will replace the Citroen Jumpy and Peugeot Expert. It is expected that the car will receive family and commercial version.
“PSMA Rus” – a joint venture of automaker Mitsubishi Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen, working in Kaluga from 2010. The design capacity of the plant is 125 thousand cars a year. In particular, at the Kaluga plant produces the model Citroen C4 Sedan Peugeot 408, Mitsubishi Outlander and Pajero Sport 2016.