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RikfromBelgium
04-01-2005, 04:40 AM
After the announcement of 1.300.000 mercedes' being recalled, some announcements have been made concerning Smart.<p>They are planning to cut costs in the comming years with 30% by cutting jobs. This would be a substantial ammount. No exact figures yet.<br>Smart had a loss of arround 400.000.000 last year has arround 2200 people working for them in several plants. Costs of this operation are ecpected to be arround 1.200.000.000<p>In further attempts to fix problems, Smart SUV has been cancelled and the <b> smart roadster will be ended by the end of 2005</b><p>Nonetheless the expect DCX will reach 2004 level with profits.<p>source: Belga and AMS

Cozz
04-01-2005, 05:00 AM
This is actually a good thing. The 30% of work force being cut isn't from DCX employees. It's from third party employees that work in the DCX plant. In total, DCX builds under 15% of the SMART and that's mostly chassis work.<p>DCX might replace them with DCX employees.

RikfromBelgium
04-01-2005, 05:02 AM
saying your gonna sack a substantial ammount of workers, cancel a model and end an excisting one is not good news Cozz.<br>Not even you can change that.

Cozz
04-01-2005, 05:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RikfromBelgium</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">saying your gonna sack a substantial ammount of workers, cancel a model and end an excisting one is not good news Cozz.<br>Not even you can change that. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Who sais I'm gonna change it? You know I'm good but I'm not god you know.<p>They need to cut down, cut off third party employees. If and when it get's better, hire their own. The sad part is SMART was always and experiment to DCX. They mix stuff in just to see what happens.<p>PS. Shouldn't you be protecting your BMW badge in other threads? You should go quick, there's a lot of work to do. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Reppu
04-01-2005, 05:22 AM
Agree with Rik. I find this really sad news, a worker is a worker whatever company he works for, everybody has to take a salary home. With respect the cancelled models, i don't see why that would be a good thing from the automotive fan point of view.

Ascariss
04-01-2005, 06:19 AM
No this is good, Smart was loosing cash real bad, no profits since launch, why keep pushing money into something if it won't produce a profit. GM and Ford should take a hint. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

RikfromBelgium
04-01-2005, 06:33 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>PS. Shouldn't you be protecting your BMW badge in other threads? You should go quick, there's a lot of work to do. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No I prefer kicking DCX while they're down. <br>Don't have to protect BMW that much anymore, plenty of new members with BMW-logo's as their avatars.

RikfromBelgium
04-01-2005, 06:53 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Ascariss</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No this is good, Smart was loosing cash real bad, no profits since launch, why keep pushing money into something if it won't produce a profit. GM and Ford should take a hint. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree, on the long term for the existance of the company.<br>But cutting jobs, cancelling a model, ending another one can't really be welcomed as good news can it. I'm glad I'm not a shareholder.