RSM reinstates overtime to meet demand for New SM5

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RSM reinstates overtime to meet demand for New SM5

Renault Samsung Motors said yesterday that workers at its Busan plant have resumed working overtime since Monday to meet rising orders for its New SM5 Platinum.

The nation’s fourth-largest automaker has cut overtime at the factory since January to tighten efficiency due to sliding sales.

As of October, its sales were roughly 50 percent of those posted during the same period last year.

Day shift workers are now working an extra hour a day, extending their shifts to nine hours. This will produce an extra 40 of the latest SM5 a day, the company said.

The new model, popular midsize car, was released on Nov. 7. The Korean unit of the French automaker said over 3,200 had been sold or ordered as of late last week.

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