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Process, Production

GM confirms production of critical-care ventilators following Trump criticism

March 27, 2020

Via: CNBC

General Motors and Ventec Life Systems said Friday they have agreed to build critical-care ventilators at one of the automaker’s components plants in Indiana. The deal, which includes FDA-cleared ventilators shipping as soon as next month, was announced shortly after […]


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, 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, Medical, Process, Production

Ford partners with GE, 3M to begin manufacturing protective equipment, ventilators

March 24, 2020

Via: CNBC

Ford announced Tuesday it will partner with 3M and GE Healthcare to begin producing face masks and ventilators to help fill potential shortages caused by the coronavirus. Ford will work with 3M to manufacture a newly designed respirator and boost […]


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, 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 […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Fiat Chrysler ends production at majority of European plants due to coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Via: CNBC

Fiat Chrysler is ending production at the majority of its European plants through March 27 due to the coronavirus, the company said Monday. The plans come less than a week after the Italian-American automaker announced it would “intensify measures” against […]


Process, Production

Fab spend to grow 3% in 2020.

March 10, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

China’s fab equipment spending will grow by about 5% to over $12 billion this year and by 22%, or $15 billion, in 2021. Taiwan will spend most in 2020 at nearly $14 billion but will drop to third place in […]


Process, Production

Samsung to shift some smartphone production to Vietnam due to coronavirus

March 6, 2020

Via: Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) said on Friday that it would temporarily move some smartphone production to Vietnam from South Korea after another of its Korean staff tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing it to close a factory. A […]


Process, Production

Hyundai halts work at Korean plant after worker tests positive for coronavirus

February 28, 2020

Via: Automotive News

SEOUL — Hyundai Motor shut down a factory in South Korea on Friday after a worker tested positive for the new coronavirus. The factory in Ulsan builds the Palisade, Tucson, Santa Fe and Genesis GV80 crossovers. The closing dealt a […]