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BorgWarner introduces four-day work week at plant in Hungary

  US automotive industry supplier BorgWarner has introduced a four-day work week at its turbocharger plant in Oroszlány in order to preserve 560 jobs, the head of the company’s HR department, Ms Margit Busi Tukacs, told MTI on Tuesday.

Ms Tukacs added that the company is applying for the central labor market program funds to compensate for 80% of the wages lost as a result of the reduction in work hours. BorgWarner laid off 170 employees in 2008 due to falling orders in the automotive industry.

The BorgWarner plant sells more than 80% of its products in Europe. BorgWarner opened the plant in 2002. The plant became BorgWarner’s second-largest plant following a four-phase expansion, turning out 2 million turbochargers a year. (MTI-Econews)