Penske Automotive to cut executive pay, furlough employees, postpone capital expenditures

Penske Automotive Group claimed it is slashing executive spend, furloughing employees, postponing $150 million in

Penske Automotive Group claimed it is slashing executive spend, furloughing employees, postponing $150 million in capital expenditures and having a range of other steps to “to enable mitigate the monetary and operational impression of COVID-19.”

CEO Roger Penske and President Robert Kurnick will acknowledge no wage for the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, while executives and administrators throughout the enterprise also are having spend cuts, Penske spokesman Anthony Pordon claimed Monday. Pordon claimed Penske was not disclosing how quite a few employees would be furloughed, nor how quite a few would see reductions in compensation, or how considerably. The enterprise also is freezing choosing.

In addition, the board of administrators has waived its funds compensation for 6 months, the 2nd-most significant U.S. dealership team claimed in a assertion.

“The COVID-19 disaster is impacting our operations necessitating us to get swift and decisive action to deal with declining enterprise ranges,” Penske claimed in the assertion. “I am self-assured the steps we are having will enable our enterprise get over these challenges.”

Penske also claimed it has correctly negotiated rent deferrals for up to ninety times at quite a few spots

“The the greater part of OEMs the enterprise signifies, and their respective captive finance companies, have offered major help during this disaster, together with desire payment deferrals,” Penske claimed in the submitting.

Penske claimed its U.S. dealership enterprise over the past 10 times has seen declines in revenue quantity and provider and parts revenues, although the enterprise did not give particulars.

The retailer claimed keep-at-property orders in quite a few states are limiting dealership operations. U.S. provider departments stay open up, and Penske claimed virtual and on line revenue of new and employed vehicles are available in most of its spots.

Last 7 days, Group 1 Automotive claimed it would furlough three,000 employees for at minimum 30 times, furlough about two,800 employees in the United Kingdom for at minimum 21 times and would slash executive salaries simply because of the coronavirus. Group 1 claimed U.S. revenue volumes ended up down fifty to 70 per cent from a regular March.