Ford makes face masks, face shields in the UK to allow workers in Europe to work safely

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Ford Motor is producing face masks in the U.K. and face shields at other Ford plants in Europe as part of initiatives to provide a safe working environment for workers performing essential roles at Ford facilities in Europe during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.  Production of personal protective equipment is currently underway at Ford centers in […]

Volkswagen resumes Europe’s largest car factory after coronavirus shutdown

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Volkswagen has resumed work at its biggest factory located in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Monday even as inventory levels throughout the industry continue to build up as the coronavirus crisis saps demand. Encouraged by a decline in infection rates, Germany eased lockdown restrictions and automakers are depending on the country’s ability to trace and contain the […]

European new car sales dropped by 51.8% in March due to coronavirus

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Passenger car sales declined by over 50% in Europe’s major markets in March as lockdowns imposed because of the coronavirus took their toll, data revealed on Friday. In March, new car registrations declined by 51.8% to 853,077 vehicles in the European Union, Britain and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, figures from the European Auto […]

Ford shutting down factories in Europe as coronavirus spreads

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Ford announced on Tuesday that it would shut down its manufacturing facilities in Europe, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads through the continent. “While the impact of coronavirus at our facilities so far has been limited thankfully, its effects on our workers, dealers, suppliers and customers, as well as European society as a whole, is unprecedented,” […]

Volkswagen suspends production in Europe as coronavirus hits sales

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Volkswagen Group is suspending production at factories throughout Europe as the coronavirus pandemic hits sales and disrupts supply chains, the company stated. The German automaker, which owns brands such as Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Ducati, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat and Skoda, also stated that uncertainty about the fallout from the virus meant it was impossible to provide […]