The move is temporary so that the plant can deal with an influx of orders, and will consist of the second shift of the two-shift operation being extended by an additional hour from Monday 10 January. The extended shift should continue for a period of three weeks, announced PSA spokesman, Peter Svec.
The car plant is enjoying great success in Slovakia also thanks to its focus on a range of small models. In 2009 it enjoyed a 10% hike in production to produce over 205,000 vehicles, with the figure for 2010 expected to be just slightly under 200,000.
Most of the cars produced by the plant in Trnava are exported to the German, French and Italian markets.