Global auto industry back to life

Global auto industry back to life


Automakers worldwide have gradually started to run the factories temporarily stopped due to a pandemic COVID-19 in the early spring of this year. Last week Mercedes-Benz reported about the successful phased restart their home businesses in Untertürkheim, Berlin, Hamburg, Sindelfingen and Bremen. Fourth of may it was re-started the plant in Rastatt. Today will revive the American plant of BMW in Spartanburg and Mercedes-Benz in Charleston, factories, KIA in West point and Hyundai in Montgomery. And in Italy today, once again began to produce supercars Lamborghini.

Plants of Mercedes-Benz come back to life, starting with Germany. Courts in other countries will be “on the basis of the local situation”.

Assembly of electric cars Volkswagen ID.3. in Zwickau was resumed on April 23, however with a slower pace of issue and in compliance with the distance between working 1.5 M.

Most of the announcements refers to the United States. The publication Automotive News lists the plants Honda East Liberty and its businesses in the cities of Lincoln, Greensburg and Marysville. They will return to normal operation on may 11. On the same day will enter into normal mode plants Ridgeville Volvo and Subaru Lafayette. The same launch date was set for the Toyota sites Princeton, San Antonio, Blue Springs and Georgetown. Several companies FCA (Belvidere, Sterling Heights, Jefferson North, Toledo North and Warren) come to life “soon after the third of may” (i.e. days).

The Audi plant in Ingolstadt was restarted on April 29. But first, there is included only one Assembly line and opened only one shift. Full resume will be gradual.


In Britain, the same may 11 will earn the Bentley factory in Crewe. The firm says the revision of many processes – compliance with social distance, mandatory the use of protective masks and measuring the temperatures of all employees. Change all the stages: from the parish from home to care home, and jobs will be redevelopment.

Porsche has announced the restart of its production since the fourth of may. Various workshops will be introduced to the work gradually as at the main plant in Zuffenhausen and at the site in Leipzig.

According to the latest information, the main Tesla factory in Fremont will be idle for at least this week. And then the user decides to restart. It is also known that the plant of the company Nissan in Smyrna “bored” idle to mid-may. As a company, Jaguar Land Rover will gradually resume production at all 18 of may. AvtoVAZ returned to work on 13 April, and the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga – 27 April, synchronously with the main VW plant in Wolfsburg.

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