April 24, 2024

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Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall close all European factories due to coronavirus

Groupe PSA – the parent company of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall – is to shut all its generation services right up until March 27.

The shutdown will be gradual, with the very first closures currently being enacted currently (sixteen March) at the firm’s Mulhouse plant in France, and Madrid generation facility in Spain. Other plants will shut about the following four days, with the Vauxhall plant in Luton, and the PSA Trnava Plant in Slovakia, currently being the past to shut, on March 19.

The PSA closure follows identical information from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which announced the momentary closure of the majority of its European functions. It also casts question on conversations underway in between Vauxhall and the Uk Federal government that the Ellesmere Port plant could give about manufacturing unit place to make clinical ventilators, extra of which are wanted for the therapy of coronavirus victims.

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A statement produced by Groupe PSA explained: “Due to the acceleration noticed in recent days of significant COVID-19 instances shut to specific generation web sites, source disruptions from key suppliers, as properly as the unexpected drop in the car markets, the Chairman of the Govt Board with the customers of the crisis device, made a decision the theory of the closure of the motor vehicle generation web sites, according to the next plan and right up until March 27.”

The company added: “The web-site administration groups will employ the web-site closure methods regionally, which will be carried out in coordination with the social companions. Groupe PSA remind that right up until then, compliance with the barrier actions, going further than the tips of the well being authorities on the web sites, are the best defense to avert the spread of the virus.”

Read about how the coronavirus is affecting the vehicle sector in this article…