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    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyo Tire shutters Georgia, US, plant till 19 April
    In light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. has announced a temporary closure of its manufacturing facility located at White, GA, United States. The company expects the plant to remain shut until 19 April. The company has also reiterated that ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Lumileds suspends production activities at US, Malaysian plants
    Lumileds is suspending production activities at its plants in Malaysia and the United States to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and protect health of its employees, sources told IHS Markit. The company is temporary closing operations at its site in San Jose in ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Tenneco shuts plants in many Indian cities
    Tenneco has announced that it has shut down its plants in Bangalore, Patiala, and Bhiwadi due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a company press release on 25 March read. The announcement comes after Indian prime minister Narendra Modi imposed a 21-day lockdown of the entir...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Rehau suspends production at plant in UK
    REHAU has announced that it has temporarily suspended all production at its plant in Blaenau Ffestiniog in Wales, UK, according to a notice on the company website. Rehau has also closed down its head office in Ross-on-Wye. Production is expected to remain suspended until the government advises it is...
    COVID-19 pandemic: OSRAM announces temporary plant shutdown in Italy, US
    German lighting supplier OSRAM Licht AG is suspending manufacturing operations in Italy and the United States owing to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, sources told IHS Markit. According to company’s website, the company operates OSRAM Sylvania Inc.;&n...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Marelli to extend temporary plant closures in Europe until 3 April
    Marelli has extended the suspension of production activities in the majority of its European plants for next week, until 3 April, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced in a press release on 26 March. “This measure is related to all Europea...
    COVID-19 pandemic: North American Lighting suspends production at various US plants
    North American Lighting (NAL), a Koito Group Company, has announced a suspension of production activities at various plants in the United States in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. The company suspended operations at its ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: GM halts operations at San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico
    General Motors (GM) has halted operations at its San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico from March 20, Reuters said in an article on 20 March. The plant is expected to remain shut till 13 April due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Significance: The US has recorded an alarming in...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Kia to suspend operations at Georgia plant in US
    Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) will suspend production at its West Point facility for two weeks from 30 March, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 March. It will be including a previously planned shutdown between 6–10 April for new model equipment changes. Production is expec...
    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...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Mazda suspends production at Japan, Thailand, Mexico
    Mazda has suspended operations at its plants in Japan, Thailand, and Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said in a press release on 24 March. Mazda will suspend production for 13 days and operate daytime-only shifts for eight days at the Hiroshima Plant and Hofu Plant in Japan from...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Plant closures by OEMs, suppliers in India will lead to loss of USD300 million in revenue per day, says industry body
    The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has said that plant closures by OEMs and suppliers in India, due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, will lead to a loss of INR23 billion (USD302 million) in revenue per day, reported Economic Times daily citing Press Trust ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault halts production in Turkey
    Renault has announced its plans to gradually and temporarily suspend most of its operations in Turkey due to disruptions in the global supply chain processes caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 25 March. The automaker decided to tempor...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Hankook to suspend production in US, Hungary for two weeks
    South Korean tire-maker Hankook is suspending manufacturing at two of its plants in the US and Hungary due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a report by Tire Business on 25 March. The company decided to close its Clarksville, Tennessee plant in the US and Racalmas pla...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Volkswagen extends shutdown at Chattanooga plant in US
    Volkswagen has further extended production suspension at its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee, US, for one more week to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 25 March. The German automaker now hopes to resume operatio...
    COVID-19 pandemic: MRF shuts down all tire production plants in India
    Indian tire manufacturer MRF Ltd. has announced that it has ceased all its operations in India. According to a notice filed by the company to the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange, MRF has stated that the operations of the company’s head office, its sales offices and a...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford announces production suspension in South America, UK
    US automaker Ford Motor has suspended operations in the UK, Brazil, and Argentina due the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Ford shut its Dagenham engine plant in east London on 23 March and the Bridgend engine plant in South Wales will temporarily cease production from the end of the...
    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....
    COVID-19 pandemic: Hyundai extends production suspension at Alabama plant till 31 March
    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) has suspended production in Alabama, United States, due to an anticipated decline in market demand caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release dated 20 March, the automaker said it has suspended production for seven days t...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault halts production in South America
    Renault Group has suspended manufacturing operations at its plants in South America starting from 26 March to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the French automaker said in a press release on 24 March. The production suspension is expected to impact the company...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to extend North American plant closures beyond 30 March
    Ford is reassessing its plans to resume manufacturing operations at its North American facilities on 30 March as it had earlier expected, and it is likely to extend it beyond that date, as the automaker has seen a sharp increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the last few days, the auto...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Mahindra CIE, Sundaram Clayton suspend operations in India
    Indian automotive components supplier Mahindra CIE and Sundaram Clayton have announced operation suspensions in the country due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.   Mahindra CIE and units including Aurangabad Electricals has suspended operations at all the manufacturing uni...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bugatti suspends production in France
    Volkswagen-owned French hypercar maker Bugatti has announced that it has suspended its manufacturing operations owing to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement issued by Bugatti on 20 March, the company has halted production activities at its plant l...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Aston Martin temporarily suspends manufacturing at UK plants
    According to a press statement issued on 24 March, British supercar maker Aston Martin has declared that it has halted production at its facilities in the UK, in the light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Production activities at all sites were suspended from the night of 24 M...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Apollo Tyres, CEAT suspend production in India
    Several automotive suppliers in India have announced the suspension of manufacturing operations at their production facilities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Indian tire-makers Apollo Tyres and CEAT have announced their temporary production suspension...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Plastic Omnium to gradually suspend production in Europe, Americas
    Plastic Omnium is suspending production in Europe and the Americas in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced in a press release on 24 March. The company’s European plants have been gradually shut down since mid-March, based on its automotive customers...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Volkswagen to halt production in Russia due to supply shortage
    Volkswagen (VW) has announced plans to halt production in Russia over a supply shortage as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic spreads in Europe, according to a report by Reuters on 24 March. The production will be suspended from 30 March until 10 April at Volkswagen’s vehicle pl...
    COVID-19 pandemic: ROHM partially operating plants in Philippines and Malaysia
    ROHM has announced that due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it has reduced production capacity and is only partially operating its plants in Philippines and Malaysia. In a press release dated 23 March, the company added that it has a quarantine system including temperature measu...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automotive suppliers in India suspend manufacturing operations
    Several automotive suppliers in India have announced suspension of manufacturing operations at their production facilities to prevent spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Mint reported on 23 March. In a regulatory filing, Minda Corporation said that it is suspending manufacturing ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Cooper Tire halts production in UK and Serbia
    American tire-maker Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced that it will be shutting down its manufacturing sites in Europe due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by Cooper Tire on 23 March, the company has stated that it will be temporari...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Apollo Tyres to reduce production in Europe
    Indian tire manufacturer Apollo Tyres has announced that it will be scaling back its production operations at its European facilities owing to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement issued on 23 March, the company will be cutting production at its manufactur...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Delphi to temporarily suspend North American and European operations
    Delphi Technologies has announced a temporary suspension of its operations in North America and Europe due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a company press release on 19 March read. Leoni has decided to implement these measures in the wake of OEMs shutting operations alon...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Leoni expects significant impact on sales, earnings, liquidity
    Leoni AG has announced that it expects a considerable impact on sales, earnings, and liquidity due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a company press release on 23 March read. Leoni added that the level of impact cannot be measured at this stage. The company will close its ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault, Toyota, GM, Ford suspend production in India
    Renault, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors (GM) have announced production suspension at their plants in India to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release issued on 23 March, Renault said it temporarily halted production at it’s Alliance manufac...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nokian Tyres to adjust production in Russia, halts construction of new testing center in Spain
    Nokian Tyres has informed that the company is adjusting production in Russia amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company announced in a press release on 23 March. In Russia, the company is adjusting its production output in line with the global demand ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bridgestone to cut production at European facilities
    Bridgestone EMIA (Bridgestone) has announced that its plants in Europe will be either temporarily closed or reduce production in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 23 March. The company decided to close its Béthune plant in France a...
    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...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Saint-Gobain restarts operations at plants in China
    Saint-Gobain has announced that it has resumed operations at all of its plants in China, following an improved situation regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 23 March. Significance: The company decided to resume operations in China fo...
    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...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford halts manufacturing operations in India, Thailand, Vietnam and South Africa
    American automaker Ford Motor Company has announced that it has begun suspending production activities at several of its facilities across the globe due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release issued on 23 March, the company stated that it will be temporarily ...
    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...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Continental, Plastic Omnium to halt production in Europe
    Continental has announced the suspension of production in Europe due to lowered demand, supply chain bottlenecks, and protection of employees as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic spreads throughout the continent. According to a report by Automotive News Europe, Germany-based Continent...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Autoneum curtails production at plants across various regions
    Autoneum has announced that it will cut production at several plants across various regions due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 23 March. The company has decided a set of measures to increase the flexibility of personnel and material ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Minda Industries suspends production in many Indian states
    Minda Industries has decided to suspend the manufacturing operations in Northern India, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra till further notice, the company said in a press release on 22 March. Following government directives and OEMs announcing production closure due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-1...
    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...
    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...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Norsk Hydro curtails production across various regions
    Norsk Hydro has announced that it is reducing and halting production at some sites to meet changes in demand, while implementing firm actions to protect people and business, according to a company press release on 19 March. Norsk Hydro said that reducing or halting production at plants may lead to t...
    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...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Tenneco suspends operations at German plant
    Tenneco has announced that it has suspended operations at its Wiesbaden plant in Germany owing to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a company press release read. Tenneco added that it anticipates the closure to continue until 19 April but could be extended depending on the situation....
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automakers in India suspend production in many states
    Several automakers in India have announced temporary closures at their production facilities to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported on 22 March. The country’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki decided to halt operations at its facilities in Gurgaon and Manes...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Michelin announces partial production shutdown in North America
    Michelin has announced a temporary, phased shutdown of some of its tire production facilities in the US and Canada due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. This phased suspension of some manufacturing began im...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Cooper Tire announces temporary shutdown of plants in US, Mexico
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has announced a temporarily shut down its tire manufacturing facilities in the US and Mexico to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a press release on 21 March. The process of phasing down production at its plants star...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Benteler closes operations at plants in Czech Republic, France, and Spain
    Benteler is temporarily suspending operations in Spain, the Czech Republic, and France due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the company said in a press release on 20 March. The company is also taking other precautionary measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19. These measur...
    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 ...
    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...
    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...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Brembo extends production suspension in Italy until 29 March
    Italian brakes supplier Brembo announced on 19 March that it would extend the temporary suspension of its four Italian plants in Stezzano, Curno, Mapello, and Sellero until 29 March due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. “For the company, postponing is an act of responsib...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Pirelli announces production suspension in Italy, North America
    Pirelli has announced production suspension in Italy and North America to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus, according to two separate press releases by the company last week. According to a company press release on 22 March 2020, the tire maker has suspended tire p...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Sogefi to suspend production activities across plants in Italy, France, and Spain
    Sogefi has decided to temporarily suspend production activities across its plants in Italy, France, and Spain, due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in Europe, the company said in a press release on 22 March. The company’s move will impact its all three divisions: Air & Cooli...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota suspends production in North America until 3 April
    Toyota has extended production suspension at all its production facilities in North America, including in Canada, Mexico, and the US, through to 3 April, in response to a sharp increase in confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in regions where vehicle demand has been severe...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Denso, Ficosa, Teksid temporarily close plants in Italy
    Japanese auto parts supplier Denso closed its car air-conditioning systems manufacturing plant in Poirino, Italy, from 13 March to 16 March after its two employees were tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus, La Stampa reported last week.     La Stampa al...
    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...
    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...
    COVID-19 pandemic: FCA suspends production across all plants in North America until end of March
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) agreed on 18 March to gradually stop production at all its plants across North America through the end of March to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release. According to FCA’s 2019 Annual Report, the c...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Volkswagen to suspend production at Chattanooga plant in US for one week
    Volkswagen (VW) has announced plans to suspend production at its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee, US, for a week, starting 21 March. This move is made to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, the automaker said in a press release on 19 March. The company ho...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bentley to stop production at British factory for four weeks
    Bentley announced it will suspend production at its British factory from the end of 20 March for four weeks over the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. The automaker expects the factory to reopen on 20 April. Core business functions will c...
    COVID-19 pandemic: JLR to temporarily suspend production at UK plants from next week
    Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) announced that it would temporarily suspend production at its manufacturing facilities in the UK from next week due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 20 March. The automaker intends to resume producti...
    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, ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Constellium announces plan to reduce or suspend production
    Constellium announced that it will reduce or suspend activities at certain manufacturing sites in recognition of the disruption caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Netherlands–based company said in a press release on 19 March 2020. Constellium said the company’s “fi...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Subaru to suspend production at US plant for a week
    Subaru Automotive announced that it will suspend all production at its US facility starting 23 March, Monday through 29 March as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a Reuters report on 20 March. The automaker ensured that “although production comes to a halt,...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Škoda closes plants in Czech Republic for two weeks
    Czech automotive manufacturer Škoda Auto has announced the suspension of manufacturing operations as a result of the fallout from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release dated 19 March, the company stated that it has halted production operations at its facilities l...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan suspends production in US, announces further measures for European operations
    Nissan announced that it will temporarily suspend production at its manufacturing facilities in the United States starting 20 March through 6 April owing to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 18 March. “The company is taking this action ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Audi to suspend production at Mexican plant due to parts shortage
    German automaker Audi announced that it will suspend production at its plant in Mexico’s Puebla state from 23 March through 13 April over supply chain concerns amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a Reuters report on 19 March. According to the report, Audi is facing shortage ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Bridgestone to temporarily shut down manufacturing in Americas
    Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) has announced a temporary phased shutdown of its manufacturing facilities in North America and Latin America in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release on 19 March 2020. The company informed that the temporary shutdown will begin 21 Mar...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Michelin suspends production at some European factories
    Michelin has suspended production at some of its European facilities "for at least one week" due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 18 March. The company has decided to close, for at least one week, its production facilities located in the Eu...
    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...
    COVID-19 pandemic: FCA to implement series of shift pattern and production changes at US facilities
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has agreed to implement a series of shift pattern and production changes across its manufacturing plants in the US, the automaker said in a press release on 17 March. These changes, including rotating shifts to allow for greater separation of employees, are expected t...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Honda to suspend production at North American plants for six days from 23 March
    Honda has announced plans to suspend production activities at its plants in North America from next week (23 March) for six days in response to expected decline in vehicle demand due to the economic impact of the  coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press relea...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Goodyear to suspend manufacturing in Americas through 3 April
    US-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber plans to suspend its manufacturing operations in the Americas through at least 3 April or until further notice in response to the sudden decline in market demand that resulted from the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, accordin...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Hyundai suspends production at US facility after worker tests positive for COVID-19
    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) announced on 18 March 2020 that it was suspending production after a worker tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus, according to a company press release. The automaker has notified the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) of...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Osram considers temporary closure of some production facilities
    German lighting and electronics supplier Osram Licht is considering temporary closure of some of its production facilities in response to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a company press release on 18 March. However, the company has not disclosed which of ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford halts production in US, Mexico, and Canada till 30 March
    American carmaker Ford will put its manufacturing operations on hold in the North American markets of Canada, Mexico, and the US, following the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press release issued by the company on 18 March, the temporary suspension will come into e...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault suspends production at Mioveni plant in Romania until 5 April
    Renault has suspended production at its Mioveni plant in Romania from 19 March until 5 April in light of current developments related to the spread of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 18 March. The production activity in Mioveni plants will...
    COVID-19 pandemic: GM to shutter North American plants till 30 March
    American carmaker General Motors (GM) has announced that it will be temporarily closing down its production operations in the North American region at least until 30 March due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement released on 18 March, the compan...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    COVID-19 pandemic: BMW to temporarily close plants in Europe and South Africa till 19 April
    German luxury and sports car manufacturer BMW has announced that it will be shutting down production activities at its manufacturing sites located across Europe and South Africa. According to a report filed by motoring publication Automotive News on 18 March, the company declared that the plant clos...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford closes assembly plant in US city Chicago over parts shortage
    Ford is temporarily halting production at its Chicago assembly plant in the US over parts shortage, The Wall Street Journal reported on 17 March. According to the report that cited sources familiar with the issue, the closure is related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic cases ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Volkswagen suspends manufacturing at European sites for a fortnight
    The Volkswagen Passenger Car brand of the Volkswagen Group is gradually suspending production at its European plants for two weeks in response to the accelerated infection by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus, which has adversely affected supply chain and impacted vehicle demand in the r...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford to halt production at European facilities
    American automaker Ford has declared that it will be temporarily shutting down vehicle production at its production facilities in Europe in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The closure, which will come into effect from 19 March onwards, will also be implemented at the co...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault temporarily suspends production at plants in Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Morocco
    After announcing the suspension of manufacturing activities in France on 16 March, Renault has also decided to gradually halt production at its other European plants on 17 March. The latest announcements will affect the French automaker’s manufacturing plants in Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, and Moro...
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW says GM, Ford, FCA agree to implement partial shutdown of facilities in US
    The United Automobile Workers (UAW) union informed that the three automakers in Detroit—General Motors (GM), Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)—have agreed to address concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to factory workers by implementing partial shutdown of fac...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Daimler halts production at majority of locations across Europe for a fortnight
    According to a press statement issued by German automotive manufacturer Daimler, on 17 March, the company has taken the decision to shut down production at the majority of its sites across continental Europe for a fortnight. This decision has been taken in light of the worsening situation of...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan suspends manufacturing at Sunderland plant in UK
    According to a press statement released by Japanese car maker Nissan on 18 March, the company has announced its decision to halt production operations at its manufacturing facility located in Sunderland, UK. The decision was taken owing to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)&nbs...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automakers in Europe struggle to keep plants running as workers, unions seek more protection measures
    Automakers in Europe are struggling to keep their plants running as workers and unions seek more stringent protection measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported on 16 March. According to the report, workers representatives in Italy, Fra...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Groupe PSA closes European plants until 27 March
    French multinational automaker Groupe PSA has announced a temporary closure of its facilities in Europe in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) virus pandemic. According to a press release issued by Groupe PSA on 16 March, the company has stated that it will begin closing down certain pl...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Volkswagen adjusts output at plants in Portugal, Slovakia
    German automaker Volkswagen (VW) has reduced production at its Autoeuropa car assembly plant near Lisbon, Portugal, by 16% due to a shortage of workers after the Portugal government ordered restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, Reuters ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: FCA’s Windsor plant in Canada resumes operations after brief halt
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has resumed production at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, on 13 March, according to a report by Automotive News Canada on 13 March. The automaker halted production for one day after union raised concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vi...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault suspends production activities in France, Spain
    French carmaker Renault has announced that it has ceased manufacturing operations at 12 of its facilities across France as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement issued by the company on 16 March, the company has declared that it has suspend...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Volkswagen to close Chattanooga plant in US for one day for deep cleaning
    Volkswagen (VW) of America will close its Chattanooga plant in Tennessee in the United States on Monday (16 March) to sanitize and deep clean the facility as a precautionary measure against the spreading of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Automotive News Europe reported on 15 March. This wi...
    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...
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