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    COVID-19 Impact Survey: Automotive Semiconductors Survey Results
    COVID-19 Impact Survey: Automotive Semiconductor Survey Results
    01-May-2020 Report E/E and Semiconductor Pinned Featured
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automotive Supplier Plant Downtime Tracker
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    06-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19 Pinned
    COVID-19 impact: Thailand’s FTI mulls repurposing auto parts plants to make medical devices or aircraft parts
    The auto part industry club under the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is conducting a feasibility study on repurposing local auto parts manufacturing plants to build medical devices or aircraft parts, the Bangkok Post reported on 26 May. “The club wants to support its members adjusting their b...
    26-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Indian supplier highlights labor shortage issue in ramping up operations
    Labor shortage on the back of mass exodus of migrant labor from industrial belts may prove to be a challenge in scaling up operations, Sunjay Kapur, chairman of India-based Sona Comstar, was quoted as saying in a report by ETAuto on 21 May. The Indian supplier has started operations at Indian plants...
    25-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: ZF secures USD1.48 billion in additional liquidity
    German automotive components and systems supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG has announced that it has strengthened its liquidity in order to provide it with increased financial flexibility to overcome the challenges caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a press statement issued by ZF on 20...
    21-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Mahindra Electric resumes operations in India
    Mahindra Electric, the electric vehicle (EV) business unit of the Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has resumed operations in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, ETAuto reported on 18 May. The EV maker will initially operate at 30% capacity before gradually increasing this up to 50%. ...
    20-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental increases liquidity with two bonds valued at USD1.64 billion
    German automotive parts and components supplier, Continental, has taken steps to further reinforce its liquidity in light of the unstable market conditions brought on by the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by Continental on 19 May, ...
    20-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Panasonic resumes production at Tesla's plant in Nevada, US
    Panasonic has resumed battery cell production at Tesla’s gigafactory in Nevada, US, news website The Verge reported on 15 May, citing information from the company. However, Panasonic will keep the operations at Tesla’s Buffalo, New York, solar panel factory suspended. “We will not restart manu...
    18-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 impact: Automotive suppliers in India to put USD4 billion worth investment on hold until 2022
    Automotive suppliers in India are likely to defer their planned capital expenditure of USD4 billion until 2022 as they stare at unutilized capacity due to low demand and shift focus on preserving cash amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a top official of the Auto Component Manufac...
    18-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 impact: French supplier Novares goes into temporary receivership
    Novares went into temporary receivership at the end of April, according to a report by Reuters on 11 May. The French automotive supplier sought protection from its creditors after its sales dropped sharply due to  the coronavirus disease 2019  (COVID-19) pandemic and the company struggled ...
    13-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automotive industry associations in India urge government to allow restart of operations
    The three key automotive industry associations in India—the Society of Indian Automobiles Manufactures (SIAM), the Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and the Federation of Automobile Dealers Association (FADA)—have urged the Indian government to give go-ahead signal ...
    08-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Mahle prepares to resume production in Europe
    Mahle has announced in a press release on 30 April that the company is preparing intensively for the resumption of production in Europe. The company had suspended production at all its plants in Europe due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in late March. “We have delivery capa...
    07-May-2020 News COVID-19
    AutoTechInsight Webinar: COVID-19 Coverage Part 1
    Watch an on-demand replay now COVID-19 has had a big impact on the world economy with the automotive industry being no exception. AutoTechInsight is evaluating and analyzing technology deployment, regulatory and supply chain impacts of COVID-19 in light of  various containment directives and...
    06-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Umicore furloughs 10% employees; expects significant impact on FY 2020 results
    In a press release dated 30 April, Umicore announced that it has  furloughed 10% of its workforce to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The company said that it is also delaying certain investments and expects capital expenditures for 2020 to be in a range ...
    05-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Suppliers warn Michigan Governor of risks of delaying production resumption
    The US-based associations for automotive suppliers, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), have told the Michigan State Governor Gretchen Whitmer that they are ready to resume operations, Reuters reported on 1 May. These associatio...
    04-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Chilean miner SQM may delay investments in lithium production capacity expansion
    Chilean miner SQM is planning to postpone investments towards expanding lithium production capacity in 2020 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported on 23 April, citing SQM board chairman Alberto Salas. SQM expects significant fall in demand for lithium from the auto...
    04-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: EV startup Byton furloughs about half its 450 employees at US headquarters
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Byton has furloughed nearly half its employees working at its headquarters in Santa Clara, California, United States, because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus pandemic, news website electrek reported on 21 April, citing a Byton spokes...
    01-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 impact: Continental defers spin-off of Vitesco Technologies due to economic uncertainty
    German automotive components supplier Continental’s planned spin-off of its powertrain division into a separate entity, Vitesco Technologies, has been deferred because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by Continental on 30 April, the...
    01-May-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Škoda restarts traction battery production at Mladá Boleslav plant in Czech Republic
    Skoda Auto has resumed the production of high-voltage traction batteries at its Mladá Boleslav plant in Czech Republic, the company announced in a press release today 30 April. The production was restarted on 27 April, after a tempoarry suspension due to the coronavirus diesease 2019 (COVID-19) pan...
    30-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford cancels Lincoln EV project with Rivian
    Due to the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Ford’s luxury brand Lincoln and Rivian have decided to shelve the electric vehicle (EV) project with EV startup Rivian, Lincoln announced in a press release on 28 April. However, Ford said that it will pursue electrification pl...
    29-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Tesla to resume production at Fremont plant in US from 29 April
    Tesla is planning to restart production at its Fremont plant in the United States from 29 April, CNBC reported on 26 April, citing an internal correspondence. Tesla has asked nearly a dozen employees to resume work in full shifts. Significance: Tesla is opening the plant despite local orders to m...
    27-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Schaeffler partially resumes operations at Savli plant in India
    Schaeffler has partially resumed partial operation in Savli plant in Gujarat, India, the company announced in a press release on 23 April. The plant has started with two shifts with 30% attendance in each shift to maintain social distancing norm. Schaeffler also informed that it has extended the clo...
    27-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Volkswagen gradually restarts production of ID.3 EV at Zwickau plant in Germany
    Volkswagen (VW) has restarted the production of its electric vehicle (EV) ID.3 at its Zwickau plant in Germany, the company announced in a press release on 23 April. Production has initially started with reduced capacity and significantly slower cycle times. In the first ramp-up phase, 50 units of t...
    24-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bosch to support production of 4,000 ventilators in Australia
    Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions division (BAMS), a subsidiary of the German automotive components manufacturer Bosch, will provide support in the ongoing fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic by testing ventilators. This is part of an initiative by Grey Innovation an...
    23-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: European suppliers call on governments to coordinate restart strategies, stimulate demand
    The automotive suppliers in Europe have called on governments to coordinate their restart strategies and stimulate demand in support of economic recovery, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) said in a press release on 20 April. According to Segrid de Vries, secretary general of ...
    22-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Valeo agrees with French labor organizations for employee safety measures ahead of production restart
    Valeo announced that it has reached an agreement with three major trade unions in France to improve safety measures for its employees as it prepares to gradually resume operations, a company press release on 21 April showed. Automakers and suppliers have suspended production globally due to the coro...
    21-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Linamar provides update on operations, withdraws outlook on 2020
    Linamar has provided its shareholders updates on its global operations amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a company’s press release on 20 April, majority of its operations are closed in North America in alignment with customer demand. The Canadian supplier hop...
    21-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 Automotive R&D Impact - IHS Markit Survey
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    20-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    The impact of COVID-19 on the Indian automotive industry
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused severe disruptions in the automotive supply chain globally, and as cases of COVID-19 continue to increase, automakers and automotive suppliers around the world are suspending production operations. The increasingly stringent federal and sta...
    17-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: ACEA, CLEPA adopt code of business conduct to resume operations
    The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and the European Automotive Suppliers’ Association (CLEPA) have jointly adopted a ‘Code of Business Conduct in view of COVID-19’ to facilitate a rapid and smooth restart of the automotive industry in the region after several weeks of ...
    17-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Dana introduces cost-cutting measures, secures additional liquidity
    American automotive components supplier Dana Incorporated has announced that it has taken additional cost-reducing actions in response to lower customer demand caused by the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by the company on 16 April, these...
    17-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Indian auto parts suppliers association ACMA reiterates call for urgent financial aid
    The Automotive Component Manufacturers’ Association of India (ACMA) has reiterated its calls for urgent financial aid from the Indian government for the struggling auto component industry amid the continuing lockdown. In a statement released on 15 April, Deepak Jain, president of ACMA said that ni...
    16-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automakers, suppliers prepare to gradually resume production
    Several automakers and tier-1 suppliers are preparing to gradually resume manufacturing operations at their plants in Europe after extended suspensions for several weeks due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to various media reports. On 14 April, Hyundai became the first...
    15-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Valeo withdraws FY 2020 outlook, provides production updates
    French automotive components supplier Valeo has announced that it has withdrawn its financial objectives for the fiscal year of 2020 in light of the uncertainties posed by the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement from Valeo dated 14 April, the compa...
    15-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: European suppliers’ association CLEPA seeks close coordination in resuming operations
    The European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) is seeking close coordination and support for resuming operations in Europe once the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is under control, the association said in an editorial published last week. CLEPA members has called on the Europ...
    14-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Canada deems EV charging infrastructure as essential services
    Canada has deemed electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure as an essential service that will be exempted to the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the government announced on its Public Safety Canada website. According to the latest Guidance on Essenti...
    14-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Factory shutdowns in Europe result in lost production of 1.46 million vehicles to date, says ACEA
    According to new figures published by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) on 9 April, factory shutdowns by automakers in Europe to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have resulted in a huge production loss of 1.46 million vehicles to date. ...
    13-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Volkswagen to extend production at select components plants in Germany after Easter
    Volkswagen (VW) has announced that a few plants of its Components unit in Germany, which have continued operations to some extent even amid comprehensive production suspensions, will extend their operations to ensure the supply of components to its plants in China after Easter from Tuesday (14 April...
    10-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: UK delays roll-out of clean air zones until 2021
    The UK government is planning to delay the roll-out of clean air zones until January 2021, Autocar reported on 7 April, citing a letter from Rebecca Pow, a junior minister at the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra). This is to allow the government and companies to focus attent...
    08-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Garrett Motion draws down revolving credit, withdraws FY 2020 outlook
    Swiss powertrain components supplier Garrett Motion has announced that it has withdrawn its outlook for the present fiscal year and taken steps to tide over the volatile market conditions caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. A business update will be provided when the company ...
    08-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Electric truck startup Rivian delays production to 2021
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian has postponed the production of its first all-electric vehicle to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Chicago Tribune reported on 6 April, citing a company spokesperson. According to the report, the temporary shutdown of the facility due...
    07-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Lear publishes ‘Safe Work Playbook’ to address challenges related to resuming operations
    Lear has published ‘Safe Work Playbook’, an interactive guide on steps and best practices for health and safety procedures, cross-functional teamwork, operating disciplines, and training for employees in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press re...
    07-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Benteler produces holders for face masks on 3D printers at Spanish plant
    Benteler has announced that it will be producing holders for face masks on 3D printers, a company press release on 6 April read. The holders are used to produce masks and will be donated to the Galician health service in Spain due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Significance:...
    07-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: SMMT urges UK government to introduce measures to support automotive suppliers
    The Society of Motor Manufacturers (SMMT) has requested that the UK government immediately introduce measures to supports auto parts suppliers whose business have been severely hit due to comprehensive production suspensions at their customers amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, R...
    06-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli extends European shutdown until 13 April
    Marelli has extended temporary suspension of production activities at majority of its plants in Europe until 13 April due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release sent to IHS Markit on 3 April. According to the company, the extension is applicable to i...
    06-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automotive Supplier Plant Downtime Tracker
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    06-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 impact: General Motors to delay launch of updated Chevrolet Bolt
    General Motors (GM) has delayed the launch of the updated Chevrolet Bolt due to production constraints amid  the coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19) pandemic, news website Green Car Congress reported on 31 March. The updates will now be offered in the model year (MY) 2022 Chevrolet Bolt, instea...
    03-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: ZF suspends operations at Marysville plant in US
    German auto components manufacturer ZF has put manufacturing operations on hold and laid off 800 of its employees at its production facility situated in Marysville, Michigan, United States, owing to the widespread coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a report filed by news publ...
    03-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nexteer produces protective masks and face shield headbands
    Nexteer Automotive has announced that it will be using its 3D printers in Michigan, United States, and Tychy, Poland, to make plastic protective masks and face shield headbands to help medical professionals fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release dated 1 Ap...
    02-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: EV startup Rivian suspends operations at all facilities
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Rivian has suspended all operations to protect its employees and to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic since the third week of March. However, the company’s employees are still working remotely from home and making ...
    02-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental withdraws financial guidance for fiscal year 2020
    German auto component supplier Continental has withdrawn its financial guidance for fiscal year 2020 due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced in a press release on 1 April. Continental expects an impact of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the related...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Air Liquide, PSA, Schneider Electric, Valeo set up task force for production of respirators
    Respirator maker Air Liquids has teamed up with auto parts manufacturer Valeo, automaker PSA, and electrical equipment company Schneider Electric, to produce some 10,000 respirators in 50 days, between the beginning of April and mid-May, to help coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, Val...
    01-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Lucid Motors delays unveiling of production version of Lucid Air
    Electric vehicle (EV) startup Lucid Motor has delayed the unveiling of its first all-electric production model Lucid Air due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Silicon Valley Business Journal reported citing Lucid Motors’ founder Peter Rawlinson. Lucid Motor is now planning to un...
    31-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Johnson Matthey to close all Clean Air plants outside mainland China
    Johnson Matthey has announced that it will close all Clean Air plants operating outside China due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 30 March. For the fiscal year ending 31 March 2020, Johnson Matthey expects an impact of around GBP50 million (US...
    31-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Indian automotive suppliers’ association ACMA seeks government relief
    The Automotive Component Manufacturers’ Association of India (ACMA) has sought relief measures for the local auto component industry to withstand the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the association said in a press release on 27 March. According to the association, which has...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Umicore temporarily shuts down plant outside Asia
    Umicore has decided to close most of its catalyst production capacity outside Asia, according to a company press release on 26 March. Umicore said that it will resort to temporary unemployment where applicable. The downtime is expected to continue until automotive OEMs restart production again. ...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on Automotive Suppliers - IHS Markit Survey
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    29-Mar-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Brose to stop operations at most European locations from today
    Brose has announced that it is stopping work at most of its European plants to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 26 March. The company’s executive management reached agreements with work councils to stop production at all...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Schaeffler Group suspends guidance for financial year 2020
    Schaeffler Group has suspended its guidance for the financial year 2020 due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced in a press release on 24 March. Schaeffler said that a package of measures is being implemented to manage the crisis and a new guidance is expec...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Rolec EV temporarily suspends manufacturing operations
    Rolec EV has decided to temporarily suspend its manufacturing operations in the UK due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced in a press release on 25 March. Rolec EV said that production is on hold until the government announces that it is safe for empl...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: BorgWarner revises business outlook for FY 2020
    American automotive parts and components supplier, BorgWarner, has issued a business update in light of the widespread coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement issued by BorgWarner on 24 March, the company has mentioned that it has liquidity of approximately USD2....
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Dana withdraws FY 2020 financial outlook
    Dana has decided to withdraw its full-year financial guidance in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the US-based automotive supplier said in a press release on 23 March. The company said its first quarter financial results will be impacted primarily by the changes in custo...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Panasonic to suspend battery production at Tesla JV in US
    Panasonic will temporarily suspend production at its battery joint venture (JV) with US-based electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc. in Nevada, US, due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a Reuters report on 23 March. According to the report, Pana...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli temporarily suspends operations at several North American facility
    Marelli has announced a temporary suspension of production at several of its North American facilities in response to the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which is resulting in lower demand and supply chain bottlenecks, according to a company press release on 23 Marc...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: ElringKlinger reduces production at Europe, North America, India, Brazil
    ElringKlinger, the auto parts supplier based out of Dettingen an der Erms, Germany, has announced that it will be cutting its manufacturing operations across multiple locations, as a fallout of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press statement issued on 23 March, the automoti...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: ACTIA Group temporarily suspends production at French plants
    ACTIA Group has decided to temporarily suspend production at its French plants, the company announced on its website. The suspension is for two weeks and resumption of production is scheduled to start from 1 April 2020. “To follow up on the confinement directives communicated by the French governm...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: MAHLE to suspend operations at all European sites by 25 March
    MAHLE has announced that it has started successively suspending production at all its plants in Europe due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. All European production sites are being successively closed down in a controlled mann...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Schaeffler cuts production in Europe
    In a press release dated 19 March, Schaeffler announced that it will adjust its production capacities in Germany and Europe. Schaeffler said that adjustments will be made location by location and will consider the specific requirements in the divisions. The company agreed to a set of measures yester...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: ZF suspends operations in Europe, North America
    Major German auto parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen announced that the company is suspending many operations in Europe and North America over the coming days due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a statement from Wolf-Henning Scheider, CEO of ...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Denso announces partial shutdown of North American facilities
    Denso has announced a partial shutdown at its North American facilities in a bid to adjust to customer production changes and prevent further spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. The company said many of its North American faci...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bosch suspends production at German plants
    Bosch has announced suspension of production at its German locations due to a reduction in customer demand as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Germany-based supplier said in a press release on 20 March. The company informed that starting 25 March, it will drastically...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli to temporarily halt manufacturing at majority of European plants
    Marelli has decided to temporarily suspend operations at the majority of its production facilities in Europe for the next week in response to the sharp increase in infection and deaths due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 19 March. “I...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Tesla suspends production at US plant
    Tesla has announced a temporary suspension of production at its Fremont vehicle plant in California, US, from 24 March, Reuters reported on 19 March, citing the automaker. However, the company said that operations at its gigafactory in Nevada will continue. Tesla is also continuing its operations in...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Garrett Motion resumes production at Wuhan plant
    Swiss auto components supplier Garrett Motion has announced that it has resumed operations at its facility in Wuhan, China. The city of Wuhan, located in China’s Hubei province, was the epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press statement issued on 19 March, ...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: SKF announces measures to reduce impact on operations
    As a result of the increasing threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Sweden-based bearing and seal manufacturing firm SKF has announced its intention to lower its production output. According to a press statement issued by the company on 19 March, SKF will take steps that inc...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Auto suppliers in Hubei province resuming production in orderly manner, says minister
    According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 13 March, the vice minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, Xin Guobin, has stated that automotive components and parts manufacturers based in the Hubei province are resuming manufacturing operations in an orderly...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Disruption in auto parts import from China to affect vehicle production in India, says industry association
    According to a press statement issued by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) on 11 March, Rajan Wadhera, the president of SIAM, stated that automotive manufacturers in India import roughly 10 percent of the raw materials that are required for manufacturing processes from China. ...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 outbreak: IHS Markit expects supply chain issues to improve in China from end March
    Extended closures of automotive suppliers’ facilities in mainland China, which have taken place since the Lunar New Year annual holidays in the second half of January to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), have severely affected the global supply chain. Some ci...
    10-Mar-2020 Insights COVID-19
    COVID-19 outbreak: Garrett Motion produces over 1,900 turbos for ambulances at Wuhan plant
    According to a press statement issued on 01 March, Swiss automotive components manufacturer, Garrett Motion, has mentioned that the company assembled and delivered nearly 2,000 turbochargers for ambulances within a span of four days. The assembly of these turbochargers was done at the company’s ma...
    05-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 outbreak: Geneva International Motor Show is cancelled
    The 90th edition of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), which was scheduled to be held from 5–15 March 2020 at Geneva, Switzerland, has been canceled due to confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Switzerland. In a press release issued on 28 February, the organizers of the eve...
    02-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 outbreak: Initial impact on automotive supply chain
    On Thursday midnight (30 January), The National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China confirmed 9,692 cases of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), including 213 deaths, in mainland China. In Central China's Hubei province, where the epidemic is believed to have originated, 5,...
    31-Jan-2020 Insights COVID-19
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