Mercedes suspends production due to lack of spare partsMay 18, 2020
The German concern Daimler suspends production at the factory for the production of SUVs Mercedes-Benz due to a lack of parts supplied from Mexico.
The company in Alabama will not produce cars next week, according to Bloomberg. Employees are given the opportunity to take leave or go on weekends without pay and apply for state and federal unemployment benefits.
The American Mercedes plant reopened at the end of last month after a downtime of five weeks, since most of the production in the United States was closed due to an outbreak of coronavirus. Now that American automakers are planning to resume operations starting next week, the Mexican government has sent mixed messages that their businesses will open in the near future.
By sending several conflicting messages over the past three days, Mexico said Friday that plants could be reopened before June 1 if they followed various security measures. Representatives of Daimler in Germany and the USA did not immediately comment. The company told workers at a plant in Alabama that business days would be introduced between June 29 and July 1, that is, at a time when the plant was supposed to be stopped for summer vacation. recall that it is here that the GLS and GLE SUVs are assembled.
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