Fiat fires 1500 people in Poland
Because of the termination of the production of the Panda Classic and the sad European market conditions, Fiat is forced to let people go in Poland. Back in 2009, the factory in Tychy still took care of over 600.000 cars a year. This year, Fiat hoped to reach 350.000 units, but they probably won’t even get to 300.000.
1.500 employees will be let go. Most of them are people who were temporarily hired a few years ago in order to cope with the growing demand. There are 5.600 people working for Fiat Auto Poland in Tychy, where the Panda Classic will retire at the end of this month. The Fiat 500 and Lancia Ypsilon (picture) will of course still be produced. The current generation Panda will easily be able to meet the demands in Pomigliano d’Arco. With an average of 10.000 units a month, it is by far the best sold car in Italy. Despite this (and the good sales across entire Europe), though, even the hypermodern factory near Naples isn’t working at full strength.