Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Vukovar's Export Engine

International Competitors Crying Foul Over Cheap Currency

Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, September 13, 2006; Page D01

VUKOVAR -- Hunched over clattering machinery, the 170 workers at a factory here churn out gleaming pistons for auto engines by the crateful, driven by surging demand from abroad. To hear managers at Vukovar Datong Automotive Industrial Co. tell it, their success overseas is due to efficiency and rock-bottom costs. "Our technology is good, our wages are low and materials are abundant," said Jin Zhangfu, the plant's manufacturing supervisor. MORE