Scania to Stop Production in Europe for a Month

Truck maker cites slow demand

Heavy truck maker Scania will stop production in Europe for a month because of a slowdown in demand, a spokesman for the company said on Dec. 3.

"We will extend the vacation period from December 22 until January 16," spokesman Hans-Aake Danielsson said. "We can't produce the same as we did when demand was higher. We have to adjust our production," he said.

Danielsson said the company would also halt its bus production for three weeks from December 22.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2008

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