GM in Poland has registered an 8.3% year-on-year decrease in its 2008 output.
Company spokesman, Wojciech Osos, told news agency PAP that GM Poland’s plant in Gliwice produced 171,644 units in 2008, versus a record-high 187,265 a year ago.
The decline is attributed to the lower demand and production interruptions in autumn.
Job cuts have not been planned, but a downsize in workforce by 250 is foreseen at the expense of temporary and contract staff, Osos added.
Despite the overall drop in productivity General Motors registered high sales in Poland. The company sold 31,307 Opel cars, up 7.2% on the year, 5,899 Chevrolets, up 13%, and 602 Saabs, up 23%.
General Motors Polska, set up in 1991, produces the Agila microvan, the Astra Classic II and Zafira II model vehicles in Gliwice and distributes Opel, Chevrolet, and Saab cars.