Major car manufacturer puts brakes on production in Spain with nine day break

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NINE-DAY BREAK: The production line in Spain will grind to a halt (File image). Photo credit: Shutterstock

CAR GIANT Ford is to halt production at its plant in Spain for a short period due to lower demand for its vehicles.

The Spanish plant normally builds just under 2,000 vehicles a day including the Kuga SUV, the S-Max and the Transit Connect van ranges.

The factory in Almussafes near Valencia, which employs 7,500 workers, will close for nine days in November.

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A company spokesperson said engine production will also be stopped for 13 days.

The latest announcement comes after a three-day break in production earlier this month.

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