VW to close factories in Mexico

MEXICO Town — Volkswagen will temporarily close its factories in Mexico’s Puebla and Guanajuato states amid rising concerns in excess of the unfold of the coronavirus.

Virtually all mild-car generation in North America is staying idled for at the very least a number of days amid the disaster and its associated influence on car product sales. The shutdowns also will be cascading in the course of the North American provide chain in the coming months. 

VW’s Mexican unit reported Friday the impending shutdowns will consider influence on March 30 and extend through April twelve.

The automaker also pointed to slowing demand and the danger of shortages of pieces as aspects in the choice to suspend generation in the factories.

Audi reported on March 15 that its Q5 crossover plant in Mexico would suspend generation due to a lack of pieces caused by the world wide coronavirus outbreak. The automaker options to resume output on April 1.

BMW reported on Friday that it would extend an currently-scheduled Easter stoppage at its manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi condition. The stoppage is established to commence on March 28 and will now extend at the very least through April 19.

The automakers’ conclusions stick to other actions taken broadly by providers in Mexico, together with an emphasis on working from home if achievable as properly as limits on travel and in-man or woman group meetings.