Mazda suspends production in Japan, Mexico and Thailand as the virus spreads

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Japanese automaker Mazda Motor on Tuesday stated that they are suspending production at its plants in Japan, Mexico and Thailand following the spread of coronavirus that has created worldwide disruption. The Hiroshima-based automaker stated in Japan, its two plants will be shut for 13 days, between March 28 and April 30. The automaker hopes to […]

Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets

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Engineer Anthony Levandowski, noted for advancing self-driving car technology in the previous decade, agreed to plead guilty last week on Thursday to taking sensitive documents from his former employer Google before he joined rival Uber Technologies Inc. Federal prosecutors agreed to recommend a prison term of at least 30 months as part of plea agreement […]

Suzuki extends Gujarat plant shutdown till 31st March due to coronavirus

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Suzuki Motor Gujarat Private Ltd on Tuesday stated Maruti Suzuki has decided to extend its plant shutdown till 31st March because of coronavirus. Previously, the shutdown was till 25th March 2020. Maruti Suzuki informed BSE about the extension in duration of closure of the Suzuki Gujarat Plant. SMG manufactures vehicles on a contract basis for Maruti Suzuki India. It currently […]

Volkswagen to close factories in Mexico due to spread of coronavirus

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German automaker Volkswagen will temporarily shut down its factories in Mexico’s Puebla and Guanajuato states in order to preserve public health, the company’s Mexican unit stated, amid increasing worries over the spread of the coronavirus. The shutdowns will take effect on March 30 and will be in effect through April 12, the statement noted. The […]

Renault suspends production at joint facility of Renault-Nissan in Chennai, India

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Renault India on Monday announced that they are temporarily suspending production at its alliance manufacturing facility in Chennai because of the spread of coronavirus. The French automaker did not mention the time period of suspension. “The health, safety and well-being of all Renault workers, dealers and other partners, their families and community at large is of […]

Kia temporarily suspends operations at Anantpur plant in India

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South Korean automaker Kia Motors on Monday announced that it has suspended all its operations at its solitary manufacturing plant located in Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh, India with immediate effect. The decision has been taken in response to the spread of coronavirus. It also stated the operations have been stopped until further notice. All Kia dealerships are operating […]

Honda temporarily stops car and two-wheeler plants in India

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Honda Cars India Limited (HCIL) will temporarily stop operations at both its manufacturing plants located in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh and Tapukara in Rajasthan from 23rd March till 31st March 2020 because of the spread of coronavirus, the company stated. “HCIL associates working in corporate offices, including zonal and regional locations for all functions will mainly […]