Renault-Nissan resumes almost all production

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Renault-Nissan stated on Monday that output had returned to regular at nearly all its plants, after a global cyber attack triggered extensive disruption including disturbance at number of the vehicle alliance’s sites.

Renault and its Japanese partner are the sole automobile makers so far to have reported production issues arising from Friday’s WannaCry ransomware worm attack that spread to over 150 nations.

Nissan said its factory in Sunderland, northeast England was normal, after Friday’s initial break out interfered with the final production shift prior the weekend.

Manufacturing remained suspended at the Douai plant located in northern France, where Renault builds costlier models including its Talisman sedan and Espace crossover, the company stated.

The cyber attack stopped or decreased the output of at least 5 Renault sites during the weekend. Besides Douai, they consisted of a van plant in Sandouville, France; a small-car plant in Slovenia; the no-frills Dacia plant in Pitesti, Romania; and a factory shared with Nissan in Chennai, India.

“All Renault Group sites are functional with the exception of Douai, which reopens tomorrow,” a spokesman informed. Lost production will be made up, he said, and the monetary impact has yet to be determined.

Renault-Nissan’s primary competitors appeared to get away any disturbance. PSA Group, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen, Daimler, Toyota and Honda all stated their plants were untouched.

They refused to talk about their cybersecurity policies. “If we provide any details on our systems we would be sending out a message to possible hackers,” a PSA spokesperson stated.

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