MILAN, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Stellantis does not plan
to cut production capacity at its Sevel facility in Italy,
Europe's largest van making plant, Chief Executive Carlos
Tavares told unions on Tuesday, according to the FIM union.
Production in Italy has been under scrutiny for costing more
than elsewhere since the group, the world's fourth largest
carmaker, was formed in January through the merger of Fiat
Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA.
The Sevel plant, in the town of Atessa in central Italy,
produces light commercial vehicles (LCV) under the Fiat, Peugeot
and Citroen brands.
Tavares "has reiterated that the Atessa plant would not
reduce its production capacity," FIM said in a statement, after
the executive visited the site and met union representatives
earlier on Tuesday.
"Investments are planned for Sevel, to further improve the
plant's productivity and efficiency," it said.
Stellantis declined to comment.
The group will start making the same type of vans at its
Gliwice plant in southern Poland next year amid fears such a
move could lead to cuts in both production and jobs at the
"Tavares has made it clear that the Polish plant would be
complementary to Sevel in the production of commercial
vehicles," FIM said.
(Reporting by Giulio Piovaccari
Editing by Mark Potter)