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    The case for OEM-made operating systems in the age of software-driven vehicles
    By combining vehicle domains with the cloud and internet of things (IoT), future software architecture will have a common hardware layer at the vehicle level, a common middleware layer in the software level, and an operating system that will add different features in a scalable way. To sustain futur...
    Chip supply constraints will likely persist until third quarter 2021
    The semiconductor shortage crisis has hit the automotive industry at a time when the sector started to experience a moderate recovery in production levels following a pandemic-inflicted slowdown. The ramp up in demand of chips from the automotive industry started when the supply lines were already s...
    Chip, battery shortages to limit NIO EV production through June
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup NIO expects a shortage in supply of semiconductors and batteries to impact its EV production in the second quarter, CNBC reported on 2 March. In February 2021, the company had ramped up its monthly vehicle production at its Hefei plant in mainland China to 10,00...
    GM extends production downtimes at North American plants due to semiconductor shortage
    American automaker, General Motors, has provided an update on the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage crisis in the automotive industry. According to a press release issued by GM on 3 March, the company stated that it is extending the previously announced downtime on all production shifts at three o...
    Honda to idle operations at Sumare plant in Brazil due to semiconductors shortage
    Honda will suspend operations at its Sumaré plant, near São Paulo in Brazil, due to semiconductor supply constraints, Auto Industria reported on 24 February. The idling, between 1 and 10 March, will impact the production of the Civic model line. Honda had already suspended operations at Sumaré...
    Toyota extends production suspension at Japanese plants due to parts shortage
    Toyota has further extended production suspension across 12 production lines at 8 manufacturing plants in Japan during 22–23 February due to a shortage of autoparts, the company said in a press release on 22 February. The extension affects the company’s plants in Takaoka, Tahara, Miayata, F...
    Automakers suspends production in North America amid severe winter weather
    Several automakers, including Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen have suspended operations this week at their manufacturing plants in the United States and Mexico amid severe cold weather, Reuters reported on 18 February. Ford temporarily closed its plants in Kansas City, Michigan, and Kentuck...
    Toyota to suspend production at nine plants in Japan due to earthquake
    Toyota has decided to suspend production at its nine vehicle manufacturing plants in Japan this week after a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck the coast of the Tohoku region on 13 February. According to a press release by the Japanese automaker on 16 February, manufactu...
    Toyo Tire to close Silverstone plant in Malaysia in June 2021
    Japan-based Toyo Tire Corporation announced plans to is end production at its wholly-owned Malaysian tire manufacturing subsidiary Silverstone Bhd located in Perak by June 2021, according to a report by Tyre Press on 15 February. Subsequently, the company also intends to dissolve the subsidiary once...
    Renesas halts operations at Ibaraki plant in Japan due to earthquake
    Renesas Electronics has halted operations at its Ibaraki plant in Japan following a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, Bloomberg reported on 14 February.  Renesas will first inspect the building’s clean rooms. Updates on resumption of operations and the effects on production were not immediately known...
    Mitsubishi to close climate control components plant in Franklin, US
    Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is planning to shut down all operations of its climate control division located in Franklin, Indiana, US. According to a statement issued by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control America to the mayor of Franklin city and the Indiana Department of...
    Nissan cuts production at Mississippi plant in US over semiconductor shortage
    Nissan Motor has cut vehicle production at its Mississippi assembly plant in the United States as a result of the semiconductor supply shortage plaguing the automotive industry, Times News Express reported in January, citing a factory memo obtained by Automotive News. Nissan manufactures pickups, se...
    GKN Automotive to close Birmingham plant in UK
    GKN Automotive is planning to shut down its production facility in Birmingham, United Kingdom, in the next 18 months, Autocar reported on 28 January. The plant closure is expected to impact 519 jobs. “An increasingly competitive global market means that the site is no longer viable. Supportin...
    Ford, GM reduce operations due to semiconductors shortage
    Ford will be shutting down its Louisville assembly plant for another two weeks due to a shortage in supply of semiconductors, WKYT reported on 22 January. The plant will be down the weeks beginning January 25 and February 1. General Motors canceled overtime on January 23 at its Bupyeong plant in...
    Renault’s Revoz suspends vehicle production in Slovenia due to auto parts supply disruption
    Revoz, a unit of French automaker Renault, suspended production at its Novo Mesto plant in Slovenia on 21 January) due to disruption in supply of auto parts, SeeNews reported on 20 January. The plant, which produces Renault Twingo hatchback, faced delay in components supply from a local supplier Tre...
    Subaru cuts production in Japan amid shortage of semiconductor parts
    Subaru suspended manufacturing operations at its plants in Japan on 15–16 January due to interruption in the deliveries of certain components using semiconductors, the automaker said in a press release. The company’s operations was disrupted at its Gunma manufacturing plant. According to a re...
    Honda plans another production suspension at UK plant next week amid continuing supply chain issues
    Honda is planning another production suspension at its Swindon plant in the UK amid continuing supply chain issues, Reuters reported on 13 January. The Japanese automaker will halt production at the British plant for four days next week from 18 to 22 January. “The situation is currently being moni...
    Volkswagen plans additional production cut at German plant due to shortage of semiconductors
    Volkswagen would further cut vehicle production at its main plant in Wolfsburg, northern Germany, due to continuing shortage of semiconductors, Reuters reported on 13 January. The Wolfsburg plant builds the Volkswagen Tiguan and Touran as well as SEAT Tarraco models. Volkswagen said in a statem...
    Honda resumes manufacturing in UK after temporary halt
    Japanese carmaker Honda has reportedly resumed manufacturing operations at its UK factory. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 6 January, production was suspended for two days owing to delays in the global supply chain. Honda’s manufacturing operations operate on the ...
    Honda temporarily halts vehicle production at UK plant due to supply delays
    Japan-based carmaker, Honda, has stated that it is halting manufacturing operations at its UK factory on 5 and 6 January due to delays in its global supply chain. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 5 January, Honda operates on the ‘just in time’ (JIT) methodology for its manuf...
    MANN+HUMMEL to close Wolverhampton plant in UK
    The MANN+HUMMEL Group, a filtration expert, plans to close its main manufacturing facility at Hilton Cross Business Park in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, as the company continues to review its operational footprint, according to a press release on 24 November 2020. The move will affect around 230 e...
    American Axle to close Ohio plant in US severely damaged by fire
    American Axle and Manufacturing Holdings (AAM) will close its forging plant located in Malvern, Ohio, US, that was destroyed in a fire almost two months ago, according to a report by Automotive News on 18 November. The plant employs approximately 275 workers. The Colfor plant caught fire on 22 Septe...
    Bridgestone to close Port Elizabeth tire plant in South Africa
    Bridgestone South Africa (BSAF) has finalized the process to close its tire manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape in South Africa, the company announced in a press release on 3 November 2020. The plant is operational until 15 November. The move affects 252 workers. “The proposal t...
    SKF announces plans to close Avallon bearing plant in France
    Sweden-based supplier, SKF, has announced a consolidation and restructuring of various manufacturing, business and administrative functions in France. According to a press release issued by SKF on 3 November, the company stated that its manufacturing of slewing bearings would be moved from Avallon t...
    FCA suspends operations at Windsor plant in Canada for three weeks
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada will suspend operations at its Windsor Assembly Plant for three weeks beginning 28 September through 16 October, according to a report by Windsor Star on 22 September. Normal shift schedules are expected to resume the week of 19 October. The plant, which employs abou...
    COVID-19 impact: Cimos closes Maribor manufacturing plant Slovenia
    Slovenian car parts manufacturer Cimos has permanently closed its plant in the northeastern town of Maribor due to lasting financial difficulties related to problems in the sector and the COVID-19 pandemic, SeeNews reported on 21 September. The management will offer the plant's 150 workers at the pl...
    Fire at AAM plant may impact GM production output
    A recent fire at the production plant of American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) located at Malvern, Ohio, could have an impact on the manufacturing output of General Motors. According to a post published by General Motors enthusiast blog, GM Authority, on 24 September, the plant was evacuated during ...
    French government to discuss alternatives scenarios for planned closure of Bridgestone plant
    France is planning to discuss alternative scenarios due to the planned closure of a Bridgestone plant in the country, Reuters reported on 21 September quoting junior Economy Minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher. The plant is situated in the Northern French city of Bethune. “We have agreed (with Brid...
    Bridgestone to cease operations at Bethune plant in France due to market volatility
    Bridgestone will cease production at its passenger tire plant in Bethune, France "in response to the challenging long-term outlook for the European passenger tire market,” the company announced in a press release on 16 September. The closing is not expected to take place before the second quarter ...
    PLANT CLOSURE: MANN+HUMMEL ends production at automotive filters plant in Ludwigsburg, Germany
    MANN+HUMMEL Group has decided to end production at its filters plant in Ludwigsburg, Germany, the company said in a press release on 30 July 2020. The Ludwigsburg plant produces fuel, oil, and air filter systems for automotive OE. The company said that its Ludwigsburg plant will no longer accept any...
    PLANT CLOSURE: Continental to shut two plants in Spain and Mexico as part of transformation strategy
    The Supervisory Board of Continental approved the next steps of the Transformation 2019–29 structural program at its locations in Rubí, Spain, and Nogales, Mexico, according to a press release on 14 July. The company has decided to close its plant in Rubí, Spain, by the end of 2021, and Nogales ...
    PLANT CLOSURE: Saint-Gobain Sekurit to close automotive windshield plant in Argentina
    Saint-Gobain Sekurit has announced plans to close its automotive windshield manufacturing plant in Campana, Argentina, Web24 News reported on 10 July. The French supplier will transfer the production to its plant in Brazil. The plant closure will affect 150 employees. Significance: Saint-Gobain S...
    Toyota, Mazda, Panasonic halt operations due to flood in Japan’s Kyushu region
    Automakers Toyota and Mazda, and electronics conglomerate Panasonic have temporarily halted operations at certain plants in Japan’s Kyushu region on 6 July due to heavy rains, Reuters reported on 7 July. Significance: Mazda canceled the second shift at its plants in Hiroshima, and Hofu, Yamaguc...
    Gestamp to close two plants in the UK
    Spain-based metal components supplier, Gestamp, has announced that it will be closing down two of its production facilities based in the United Kingdom, as a consequence of lower customer demand. According to a report filed by news agency Automotive News on 21 June, Gestamp has already shuttered its...
    Mitsubishi Electric to stop production of TFT-LCD modules in 2022
    Mitsubishi Electric announced that it will end the production of TFT-LCD modules from June 2022, a company press release read on 15 June. The TFT-LCD modules are manufactured by its wholly owned subsidiary Melco Display Technology. Mitsubishi cites the production termination due to the changes in...
    Pittsburgh Glass Works to close US plant
    Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW) has said that it will close its Evansville plant in Indiana, United States and lay off the entire workforce, Inside Indiana Business reported on 8 June. The report added that the layoffs will begin by the end of July and continue throughout the second half of the year. P...
    Impact of COVID-19 on Automotive UI/ UX Market
    The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly disrupted all aspects of the automotive supply chain. Global efforts to control the spread of the virus have impacted both demand and supply, and in turn the industry cumulating in a sharp decline in production. Both automakers and auto...
    29-May-2020 Insights COVID-19
    Goodyear plans to permanently close Gadsden tire plant in US state Alabama
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plans to permanently close its longtime tire plant in Gadsden, Alabama, in the United States, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 23 April. The company and the union representing workers at the plant reached a temporary bargaining...
    Seoul Metropolitan Government to offer subsidies for purchase of 700 electric cabs
    South Korea’s capital city Seoul is planning to offer subsidies for purchase of 700 electric cabs this year, Korea BizWire reported on 10 April. Seoul Metropolitan Government will offer a maximum subsidy of KRW18.2 million (USD14,951) per car. “A taxi covers an average distance of 440 km every d...
    Tornado damages BorgWarner’s plant in US state South Carolina
    A tornado has severely damaged BorgWarner’s plant in Seneca, South Carolina, United States on 13 April, killing one contract worker, reports Detroit Free Press. The storm also injured four people at the plant. BorgWarner’s Seneca plant produces transfer cases, a drivetrain part used on four-whee...
    Continental to close Palmela brake shoe plant in Portugal in 2021
    Continental will end production at its automotive plant in Palmela, Portugal by the end of 2021, according to a company press release on 17 March. Continental has been manufacturing front brake shoes at the factory for 25 years. The closure will affect approximately 370 employees. Continental will o...
    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 ...
    31-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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 ...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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 ...
    27-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    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: 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...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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 ...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    25-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: 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...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    25-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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 ...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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 ...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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 ...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    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: 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...
    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: 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 ...
    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: 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...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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 ...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
    23-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: 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...
    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: 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....
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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 ...
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    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...
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    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...
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Brembo extends production suspension in Italy until 29 March
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Pirelli announces production suspension in Italy, North America
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Sogefi to suspend production activities across plants in Italy, France, and Spain
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota suspends production in North America until 3 April
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Denso, Ficosa, Teksid temporarily close plants in Italy
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