EU carmakers initiate closures on coronavirus problems; Italian ports at risk

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 17 March 2020

European car manufacturers have announced temporary stoppages at production sites across Europe due to the 2019-nCoV coronavirus pandemic, Fastmarkets learnt on Monday March 16.

Car manufacturer Groupe PSA – maker of the Peugeot, Citroen, Opel and Vauxhall brands – has decided to close its plants in Europe, it said on Monday.
It opted to close a number of production sites until March 27 "due to the acceleration observed in recent days of serious cases...

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