EU auto industry faces unprecedented crisis says ACEA

EU auto industry faces unprecedented crisis says ACEA

The effect of the coronavirus on society and the global economy is unprecedented, with grave consequences for the automobile industry. Indeed, most of the members of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) have already announced temporary closures of plants due to collapsing demand, supply shortages, and government measures, and are facing cases of corona infections and quarantines among their employees.

Ford temporarily suspends production in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam

Ford temporarily suspends production in India, South Africa, Thailand and Vietnam

Ford Motor Company is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.

Maruti Suzuki halts operations at its facilities in Haryana, India

Maruti Suzuki halts operations at its facilities in Haryana, India

Maruti Suzuki has been taking all recommended precautions in its operations against the spread of COVID-19, which includes sanitization and hygiene, temperature checks, maximising video-conferencing and minimising contact, closing employee travel, health and distancing advisories to employees and following all government directions on the subject.

Maserati delays its brand relaunch until September

Maserati delays its brand relaunch until September

Maserati announced that its brand relaunch event “MMXX: The Way Forward”, originally planned for May 2020, has been postponed to September in light of the current situation. As previously stated, the event will be held in Modena and will inaugurate the brand's new Era.

Jaguar Land Rover confirms temporary suspension of production at UK manufacturing facilities

Jaguar Land Rover confirms temporary suspension of production at UK manufacturing facilities

In light of the ongoing coronavirus situation, Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed that it will temporarily suspend production at its UK manufacturing facilities over the course of next week. The company’s intention is to resume in the week of 20 April, subject to review of the rapidly-changing circumstances.

Nissan provides an update on operations in Europe

Nissan provides an update on operations in Europe

Nissan announced further measures in its European manufacturing operations in response to the COVID-19 emergency.

Volvo Cars acts to mitigate Coronavirus impact

Volvo Cars acts to mitigate Coronavirus impact

The corona pandemic is now severely affecting Volvo Cars in many ways, in the form of a weakening market, a risk for production disruption as well as concerns for the employees.

Bentley Motors suspends production due to Coronavirus crisis

Bentley Motors suspends production due to Coronavirus crisis

Bentley Motors will suspend production at its Crewe, UK, factory headquarters for four weeks.

Škoda closes Czech plants due to Coronavirus pandemic

Škoda closes Czech plants due to Coronavirus pandemic

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and in consultation with Volkswagen Group and the KOVO union, Škoda Auto suspended production at its Czech plants in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí, for an initial period of minimum two weeks.

Ford offers new-car customers six-month payment relief

Ford offers new-car customers six-month payment relief

Ford Motor Company is taking a series of initiatives to further bolster the company’s cash position amid the coronavirus health crisis, maintain strategic flexibility on behalf of its team and customers, and set up Ford to separate itself from competitors when the global economy emerges from the current period of acute uncertainty.

General Motors to temporarily suspend production

General Motors to temporarily suspend production

General Motors Co. confirmed it will begin a systematic orderly suspension of manufacturing operations in North America due to market conditions, to deep clean facilities and continue to protect people. The suspension will last until at least March 30. Production status will be reevaluated week-to-week after that.

Ford reduces North America production to help keep workforce safe

Ford reduces North America production to help keep workforce safe

Following Thursday evening shifts, Ford is temporarily suspending production at its manufacturing sites in North America to March 30 to thoroughly clean its facilities to protect its workforce and boost containment efforts for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to suspend production in Germany and Poland from Thursday

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to suspend production in Germany and Poland from Thursday

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is taking action in response to the coronavirus pandemic and will be suspending vehicle production. This applies from Thursday (19 March 2020) for an anticipated ten working days.

Scania stops production in Europe

Scania stops production in Europe

Scania plans to stop operations at most of its European production units on Wednesday, 25 March, due to component shortages and the major disruptions that have occurred in the supplier and logistics chain as a result of the spread of COVID-19 in Europe.

Porsche stops production due to the coronavirus

Porsche stops production due to the coronavirus

As from the coming week, Porsche will suspend production for an initial period of two weeks. By taking this step, the sports car manufacturer is responding to the significant acceleration in the rate of infection caused by the coronavirus and the resultant measures implemented by the relevant authorities.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to suspend production

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars to suspend production

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced that production at the company’s Goodwood-based manufacturing plant will be suspended from Monday 23 March for two weeks. In order to further secure the health and welfare of the employees of the company this suspension will be followed by an already-planned two-week Easter maintenance shutdown.

Nissan Sunderland Plant suspends production

Nissan Sunderland Plant suspends production

Nissan announced measures in its UK manufacturing operations in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Toyota to suspend production at European plants due to Coronavirus pandemic

Toyota to suspend production at European plants due to Coronavirus pandemic

In light of the acceleration of the current coronavirus pandemic in Europe and its social and economic impact, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) provided an update on the status of its operations.

Daimler AG takes further measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Daimler AG takes further measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Daimler Group has decided to suspend the majority of its production in Europe, as well as work in selected administrative departments, for an initial period of two weeks.

Volkswagen brand to suspend production due to Coronavirus crisis

Volkswagen brand to suspend production due to Coronavirus crisis

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand is gradually suspending production at its European plants. This will also affect Volkswagen Group Components plants. This is the brand's response to the impending rapid decline in demand on the automotive markets.

Ford temporarily suspends European production in response to Coronavirus

Ford temporarily suspends European production in response to Coronavirus

Ford is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its manufacturing sites in continental Europe in response to the growing impact of the Coronavirus. Effective from Thursday, March 19, it is expected that this action will continue for a number of weeks.

 Groupe Renault shuts down production activities at its sites in France

Groupe Renault shuts down production activities at its sites in France

Groupe Renault announced the cessation of production activities at its industrial sites in France until further notice, depending on the evolution of the health situation.

Groupe PSA decides to close its plants in Europe

Groupe PSA decides to close its plants in Europe

Due to the acceleration observed in recent days of serious COVID-19 cases close to certain production sites, supply disruptions from major suppliers, as well as the sudden decline in the automobile markets, the Chairman of the Executive Board with the members of the crisis unit, decided the principle of the closure of the vehicle production sites, according to the following schedule and until March 27.