Two percent of Volkswagen’s Mexico staff test positive for coronavirus

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Volkswagen‘s Mexican unit on Monday said about 2% of its workers tested positive for coronavirus. The automaker said these workers had contracted the disease at some point, underlining the challenge faced by automakers in resuming factories before the coronavirus pandemic has peaked in Mexico. Volkswagen last Tuesday started sending workers in reduced numbers back to […]

Toyota, Nissan and Honda gear up to restart Mexico plants

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Japanese automakers Toyota, Nissan and Honda stated they are gradually resuming plants in Mexico as the country’s automotive industry reboots in line with a broader economic reopening, even though numbers of new coronavirus cases continue to increase. Mexican officials in mid-May stated the automotive industry could exit the coronavirus lockdown before June 1 if the […]

Volkswagen Mexico won’t talk of resuming the plant while state decree in place

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German automaker Volkswagen stated on Monday it had fulfilled federal requirements to restart production in Mexico but would not make declarations about renewing operations as long as a decree in the state of Puebla remains in effect. The government of Puebla, where the automaker and its luxury brand unit Audi have major plants, stated on […]

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 […]