KTM, Husqvarna, GasGas and Moto Morini suspend productionMarch 15, 2020
The COVID-19 virus continues to affect motor sports and the motor industry, as well as other industries and entire countries. Pierer Mobility, which owns KTM, Husqvarna, and GasGas, has announced a production shutdown for a limited time at the end of the month. At the same time, the Italian company Moto Morini also announced the closure of the plant to protect its employees.
The main production facility is KTM and Husqvarna in Mattighofen, Austria. The GasGas factory is located in Girona, Spain. As of March 12, 2,140 cases of infection in Spain and 302 cases in Austria were recorded. The current challenge is to create a safe distance between people in order to reduce the risk of infection. Production will be stopped for a limited period of time from March 30 to April 10!
In Italy, the situation is much worse. The Moto Morini factory is located in Trivulzio, 25 kilometers from Milan. An official statement by Moto Morini says: “We are very concerned, but also confident that we will overcome this emergency and return to growth again. Italy has the opportunity to do this: we have a structurally strong country. We will definitely overcome the crisis, acting in unity of purpose and spirit. ”
Moto Morini did not announce a deadline for production shutdown, which is logical given the current situation.
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