Fiat announces possible pipeline shutdown due to coronavirus

Fiat announces possible pipeline shutdown due to coronavirus

February 6, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Concern Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) may stop production for several weeks at one of the enterprises in Europe due to a lack of components from China

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) may suspend car production at one of its European enterprises. They are planning to make adjustments to production plans due to a possible shortage of components from China, where an outbreak of an epidemic caused by a new type of virus has been recorded. About this with reference to the head of the FCA, Mike Manley reports Automotive News.

According to Manley, due to the fact that the Chinese enterprises extended the New Year holidays, the production of cars at one of the FCA plants in Europe could be stopped until the end of February or the beginning of March.

Earlier it became known that Hyundai stopped the production of cars at its enterprises in South Korea due to a shortage of Chinese components, the supply of which is delayed due to the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic in China. Hyundai was the first global company forced to suspend production outside of China.

In China itself, the conveyors of enterprises were stopped by many large automakers, including Tesla, Ford, the PSA group, as well as Nissan and Honda. In addition, several companies, including the PSA, announced their intention to remove all of their business travelers from enterprises from Wuhan and its environs due to an outbreak.