from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of south-central Poland south of Katowice. It was largely developed as a resettlement community after World War II. Population: 131,000.


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  • Italian automaker Fiat SpA, for one, is a major player now in Polish car production sector thanks to a state-of-the-art factory in the southern city of Tychy, which is the sole producer of the Fiat 500 compact.

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  • For instance, 5,500 high-cost employees in Fiat's Mirafiori plant in Italy produced 178,000 cars in 2009 versus 600,000 cars assembled by 6,100 lower-cost workers in Fiat's plant in Tychy, Poland.

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  • Fiat's plan involves transferring production of the next version of the Panda to the plant from Tychy, Poland, where the current model is made.

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  • The Tychy plant should weather the loss of the Panda, but it is a serious warning for the Polish government either to redouble its efforts to attract foreign investors or be more careful to select those investors who are less prone to political pressure at home.

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  • Other models produced at Tychy include the Fiat 500 and Ford Ka.

    What Fiat's Move Means For Warsaw

  • The move will have several implications for the Tychy plant:

    What Fiat's Move Means For Warsaw

  • The workers at Tychy fear that because the new Panda will not be produced there, production levels will fall and some workers will lose their jobs.

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  • Appealingly bred out of hard-as-nails multiple winner Tychy, Little Curtsey will soon be taking after her dam and that first victory could well come tonight.

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  • Fiat's 22,000 auto workers in Italy assembled 650,000 cars in 2009, compared with 600,000 made by 6,100 employees at the company's factory in Tychy, Poland. -- Top News

  • That means, without taking into account differences in models and working hours, productivity in Italy averaged 30 cars per employee a year, compared with almost 100 at Tychy. -- Top News


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