October 26, 2020

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    Ford says restrictions at Mexico plants are ‘not sustainable’

    Ford Motor on Thursday stated new staffing restrictions imposed on plants producing auto parts in the Mexican state of Chihuahua were “not sustainable,” the recent sign U.S. automakers are still reeling from coronavirus led lockdown in Mexico. Mexico is a major part of a broader international supply chain important to U.S. automakers, many of which […]

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    Nissan to lay off 200 Mexico workers due to coronavirus crisis

    Japanese automaker Nissan Motor is set to lay off about 200 workers at a plant in Mexico due to local and global challenges the automotive industry continues to face, the automaker said on Thursday. “Stemming from changes in the global and local industry, we have had to make important decisions to make sure the sustainability […]

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

    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 […]

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    Volkswagen will start sending workers back to Mexican plant on Tuesday

    Volkswagen‘s Mexican unit will start sending workers back to its plant in the central state of Puebla on Tuesday for “preparation and training eyeing a gradual start further ahead,” the automaker stated on Sunday. Puebla, where the German automaker and it’s luxury brand unit Audi have major plants, stated last week it is not ready […]

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    Volkswagen ready to resume Mexico operations on June 15

    The Mexican unit of Germany’s Volkswagen AG stated on Monday the automaker was ready to resume operations in the states of Puebla and Guanajuato on June 15 after activity was idled in late March because of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The government and automakers had enforced shutdowns of factories to control the spread […]

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    Toyota, Nissan and Honda gear up to restart Mexico plants

    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 […]

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    Ford to restart Mexican plant gradually on May 28

    U.S. automaker Ford has set May 28 as a provisional date for the gradual resumption of its plant located in Hermosillo, Mexico, according to a letter to workers observed by Reuters. In mid-May, Mexican government officials stated the auto industry could exit a mandatory coronavirus lockdown prior to June 1 if safety measures were approved. […]

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    BMW to restart plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on May 27

    German carmaker BMW said on Tuesday it would start a gradual restart of operations at its plant located in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosi on Wednesday, May 27. The company made the announcement in a statement, according to Reuters. The government and automakers had enforced shutdowns of factories to control the spread […]

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

    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 […]

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    General Motors to restart Silao plant operation in Mexico from May 20

    General Motors is tentatively preparing to resume operations at its auto assembly plant located in the Mexican city of Silao on May 20, according to a message to employees observed by Reuters on Sunday, as the auto industry prepares to exit the coronavirus lockdown. The resuming of the plant would be a positive indication for […]

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    Volkswagen pushes back potential resumption of operations in Mexico

    Volkswagen will extend a suspension on operations at its Puebla production plant located in Mexico to at least until 18 May because of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the company stated. The company’s Silao plant in the country is also temporarily closed, and the company said it has not yet figured out when it could restart […]

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    General Motors to make 1.5 million masks a month in Mexico

    General Motors will start producing 1.5 million face masks a month at its plant located in Toluca, Mexico at the end of April. The automaker is aiming for 9 million masks over six months to help in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus. Some masks will be donated to public hospitals of Mexico […]

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    Honda extends Mexico plant suspensions to April 30 due to coronavirus

    The Mexican unit of Honda Motor stated on Tuesday it would extend a suspension of operations at its plants in the states of Guanajuato and Jalisco until April 30 because of the increase of coronavirus outbreak. The Honda plants are located in Celaya, Guanajuato and El Salto, Jalisco. Earlier, the automaker had stated that their […]

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    Volkswagen Mexico says worker died in potential case of COVID-19

    Volkswagen Mexico issued a statement saying one of its workers in the country had died in a potential case of COVID-19 coronavirus. “Up until now, the company can neither confirm nor rule out if the cause of his death is related to COVID-19 because we have not been informed,” the automaker stated. After being notified […]

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    Volkswagen extends Mexico production suspension as coronavirus spreads

    German automaker Volkswagen stated on Wednesday it would extend suspension of activities at two production plants in central Mexico until April 30 after the government declared a health emergency due to the spread of coronavirus. Volkswagen is one of the automakers worldwide who are responding to a decline in demand, as well as supply chain […]

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