September 28, 2020

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    PSA Mulhouse plant

    PSA to produce surgical masks at Mulhouse site in France

    French automaker PSA said on Thursday that it would start producing surgical masks at its site in Mulhouse, located in eastern France from August. The automaker said it would have a production capacity in the country of 10 million masks per month. The training of teams committed to this project will be organized from June […]

    Peugeot
    Images of Renault Ondelios

    Renault could close plants and cut jobs this week

    French automaker Renault could reveal job cuts and plants closures on Thursday as the company looks to converse 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in costs, a representative for far-left union CGT stated on Monday. Renault has called for a meeting with unions on Thursday over its cost-saving plans, the representative stated. “This is when the […]

    Renault
    Bruno Le Maire

    French finance minister has not signed loan for Renault yet

    France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire stated he has not signed off on a 5 billion euro ($5.47 billion) state-guaranteed loan to help French automaker Renault cope with the fallout from the ongoing coronavirus crisis, and that discussions continued. Le Maire informed newspaper Le Figaro that the government was looking for commitments from automakers in […]

    Renault
    PSA group logo

    PSA to resume production in France over this week

    Peugeot owner PSA is among many automakers around the world to have been hit hard by the coronavirus. The French automaker said on Monday that it would gradually resume production at sites over the course of this week. PSA said a first wave in the partial resumption in industrial activity would occur between May 4 […]

    Peugeot
    Peugeot e-208 GT

    PSA sets up fund for staff, health check measures due to coronavirus

    French automaker and Peugeot owner PSA stated on Wednesday the creation of a solidarity fund to assist workers affected by the closures of plants because of the coronavirus outbreak, and new steps to protect the health of its workers. PSA stated it was forming the fund, ensuring the full compensation to every employee working in […]

    Peugeot
    Champs-Élysées, Paris

    French car registrations declined by 72% in March due to coronavirus

    French car registrations dropped by over 72% in March because of the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown ordered by officials to fight the epidemic spread, France’s car industry association CCFA stated on Wednesday. Car registrations dropped by 73.43 percent last month at French automaker PSA which makes the Peugeot and Citroen brands. Car registrations at Renault dropped 71.60 […]

    Peugeot , Renault
    Renault Clio Geneva Motor Show

    Renault places most of Paris white collar staff on partial unemployment

    Renault put majority of its white collar staff in the Ile-de-France region around Paris on partial unemployment on Monday because the lockdown imposed following the spread of the coronavirus outbreak has reduced activity. The company will use the scheme which the government has set up to battle the economic crisis caused by the virus. Under […]

    Renault
    Renault Alpine A110 Sportscar 2017 Geneva show

    Renault, PSA can benefit from coronavirus measures, says French ministry

    French automakers PSA and Renault are entitled to take advantage from all measures put in place to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, France’s Finance Ministry informed Reuters on Wednesday. Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire have together evaluated the prospects of the auto industry and agreed to continue […]

    Peugeot , Renault
    Renault Zoe images

    Renault to halt production in France due to coronavirus

    French automaker Renault stated on Monday it was stopping production at its industrial sites in France until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. Renault said the shutdown would affect 12 sites and 18,000 employees in the country. Coronavirus has so far infected more than 194,000 people and killed more than 7,800 people worldwide. In […]

    Renault