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Renault's Slovenia plant to keep output at 2022 levels

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Revoz, the Slovenian subsidiary of the French car maker Renault, expects this year's output to be on a par with last year's. The Novo Mesto plant scaled down production and staff in March of 2022 in response to disruption in supply and the general crisis related to the post-Covid transformation of the automotive industry.

Revoz put out some 68,000 vehicles in 2022, a figure that the company expects to maintain in 2023 but that is nonetheless far below the 96,000 vehicles that rolled out of its assembly halls in 2021.

Reduced production led to employee downsizing. At the end of 2021 Revoz employed 2,087 people, which dropped to 1,402 by the end of 2022. In response to queries from the STA, Revoz did not say what the employment situation will be like this year.

In agreement with social partners the company raised wages in January, offering a 10.3% to 12% rise in base gross pay for different wage brackets.

Revoz is not planning changes to work organisation. The company told the STA it would continue to operate on a single production shift, rolling out 325 vehicles a day.

The plant is currently assembling the Clio5, Twingo EV and Twingo models. Since the supply of electronic car parts is still unstable, Revoz might need to pause production at certain days.

Revoz does not have final information on which models they will assemble after the production of current models ends, but the company will stay part of the core business of the Renault group.

Along with 13 other assembly plants, joined under the name Power, Revoz will continue to develop thermal and hybrid vehicles with low emissions under the Renault, Dacia and Renault LCV brands.


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