VIENNA – Skoda Auto a.s. will eliminate the third shift for Fabia production at its main plant in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic, at the beginning of 2010. The Fabia, Skoda’s smallest model, benefited from Germany’s scrappage incentive program and to a lesser extent from similar subsidies offered in other European countries. Following an extended Christmas break, Skoda announced a 4-day week for most of its models last January. But by late February, the company was forced to increase ...

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