Nissan says Barcelona plant uncompetitive - press

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MADRID, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Nissan Motor said its Barcelona plant employing 3,615 people was uncompetitive and faced an uncertain future unless it cuts production costs 31 percent, newspapers reported on Saturday. The announcement came after Korean electronics giant Samsung said on Thursday it would close a Barcelona plant at the cost of 446 jobs. "Nissan Motor Iberia is not competitive in terms of productivity, flexibility and labour costs," Teruo Takebe, chief of Nissan's ...

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