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28th June, 2018

Auto suppliers opting for robots as labour shortage weighs on growth

The majority of car industry suppliers believe that robotics will be a key factor in the next five years, as 60% agree with that view, consultancy PwC announced on Wednesday.

PwC’s recent survey of the automotive industry found that setting up a research and development centre is a valid option for 13% of the suppliers.

Among respondents, 78% consider the lack of a proper labour supply to be the chief hindrance to their growth. One-third said they have had to refuse orders due to the lack of labour.

In response to the labour shortage, 80% of companies increased their wages and 64% launched training programmes.

Nearly 50% of the respondent companies said they employ foreigners in the tense labour market. (napi.hu; magyarhirlap.hu)
28th June, 2018

Nebih withdraws more Jana drinks

The food safety authority Nebih has ordered distributor Fonyodi Asvanyviz to withdraw from store shelves five Jana brand mineral water products, having ordered the recall of two Jana products last week.

No more blueberry-cranberry, grape-mirabella, apple-lychee, lemon-lime or forest fruit flavoured drinks produced by the Croatian company with the expiry dates of February 22-24, 2019 can be sold.

Jana’s strawberry and guava-flavoured mineral waters were recalled last week at the behest of Nebih.

Customer complaints to Nebih about smelly and opaque Jana drinks led to the investigation. (napi.hu)

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