Trade-union unrest could encourage a further shift in car production from the West to the East of Europe to cut costs, with Ford of Europe Inc. leading the way, a U.K.-based automotive expert suggests. "Ford of Europe has real problems over here (in Western Europe) structurally, and if they can't make the cost savings necessary to get themselves back on their feet, they are going to be in real trouble," says Max Pemberton, of the British-based automotive consultants Pemberton Associates. ...

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