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Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall close all European factories due to coronavirus

Groupe PSA – the parent enterprise of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall – is...

Groupe PSA – the parent enterprise of Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall – is to shut all its generation services right up until March 27.

The shutdown will be gradual, with the to start with closures currently being enacted today (16 March) at the firm’s Mulhouse plant in France, and Madrid generation facility in Spain. Other vegetation will near around the following four days, with the Vauxhall plant in Luton, and the PSA Trnava Plant in Slovakia, currently being the very last to near, on March 19.

The PSA closure follows comparable information from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which introduced the short-term closure of the the greater part of its European functions. It also casts doubt on discussions underway involving Vauxhall and the Uk Govt that the Ellesmere Port plant could give around manufacturing unit area to make clinical ventilators, far more of which are desired for the therapy of coronavirus victims.

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A assertion released by Groupe PSA mentioned: “Due to the acceleration observed in the latest days of major COVID-19 instances near to specific generation sites, source disruptions from significant suppliers, as nicely as the unexpected drop in the car marketplaces, the Chairman of the Govt Board with the associates of the crisis unit, resolved the principle of the closure of the car or truck generation sites, according to the next program and right up until March 27.”

The business included: “The site management teams will carry out the site closure methods domestically, which will be accomplished in coordination with the social companions. Groupe PSA remind that right up until then, compliance with the barrier steps, going over and above the recommendations of the health and fitness authorities on the sites, are the ideal protection to reduce the unfold of the virus.”

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