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Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Ford plans to restart production at ‘key’ auto plants starting in early April

March 26, 2020

Via: CNBC

Ford Motor plans to restart production at “key” North American assembly plants as early as April 6 after shutting down the factories last week under union pressure to contain the coronavirus outbreak from spreading throughout its workforce, the company announced […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Fiat Chrysler establishes new credit line of about $3.8 billion amid coronavirus pandemic

March 26, 2020

Via: CNBC

Fiat Chrysler has set up a $3.84 billion emergency credit facility as it attempts to manage through the coronavirus pandemic that has forced it to shutter many of its operations globally. The Italian-American automaker said Thursday the funds will be […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Volvo, Bombardier, McLaren, Aston and others halt production

March 25, 2020

Via: Manufacturing Global

Aston Martin Aston Martin has announced that it will temporarily suspend all manufacturing operations at its Gayden, Newport Pagnell and St Athan plants in the UK, following the Prime Minister’s call for non-essential businesses to temporarily shut down. The plants […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

US auto sales expected to fall at least 15% this year due to the coronavirus

March 25, 2020

Via: CNBC

U.S. auto sales are expected to fall at least 15% this year as the country implements more aggressive restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, threatening an already-stressed autos industry, according to new research from IHS Markit. The COVID-19 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Aston Martin to temporarily shut UK plants

March 24, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Aston Martin said it will suspend production at its U.K. manufacturing facilities starting Wednesday until April 20 to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. The luxury automaker operates two plants in the UK. Its Gaydon plant in central England builds sports […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Toyota to idle 5 Japan assembly plants as global demand slumps

March 23, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Toyota Motor Corp., moving to adjust output amid slumping demand undercut by the global coronavirus crisis, is suspending production at five plants in Japan beginning April 3, with plans to curb exports of the Toyota Prius and 4Runner SUV in […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Volvo to stop output at U.S., Swedish factories

March 20, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Volvo will temporarily stop production at its U.S. factory and three plants in Sweden. All four plants will be closed from March 26 until April 14 as Volvo joins other automakers and suppliers in stopping production to help slow the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Kia to resume production in Georgia on Monday

March 20, 2020

Via: Automotive News

Kia’s assembly plant in West Point, Ga., is set to resume production Monday after the automaker said it suspended output Thursday over supply chain issues. In addition, according to a report by WGCL-TV, five employees at the plant are self-quarantining […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Tesla memo: Essential employees, including production, should still come to work

March 18, 2020

Via: CNBC

Tesla’s North America HR leader Valerie Workman sent an email to employees on Wednesday morning encouraging them to come work, promising they would not be “docked” points in performance reviews if they chose to stay home, and explaining why the […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Volkswagen to suspend production in Europe, warns of ‘very difficult’ year

March 17, 2020

Via: CNBC

German carmaker Volkswagen has announced it is preparing to temporarily shut down most of its European plants in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said the company would shut down production […]