Daimler is reducing the working week at its largest Mercedes Benz factory due to a slump in the market.
The carmaker will adopt a four-day working week from January 12 to at least March 31 at their plant near Stuttgart in Germany, reports the BBC website.
It added there may also be some three day working weeks.
Daimler is also considering shortening hours at its plants at Berlin, Bremen and Dusseldorf.
BMW has already announced a longer Christmas break at its main production site in Munich.