Fiat Chrysler suspends vehicle production in Europe

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is temporarily suspending production across the majority of its European manufacturing plants. The temporary suspension, which runs to 27 March 2020, continues the implementation of a comprehensive set of actions comes in response to “the COVID-19 emergency and enables the Group to effectively respond to the interruption in market demand”.

In particular, a company statement said the suspension of production is being facilitated to “enable the group to be ready to commence production promptly once market conditions allow”.

FCA has already modified its production protocols at several plants including enhancing social distancing between employees at work-stations. Across all facilities, FCA has increased cleaning and sanitization and other improvements for employee safety. Strict controls and security measures have been applied to canteens and to external access to all Group sites. At FCA offices, the company has accelerated the deployment of working remotely with this option now widely available to employees across the world.

Earlier, Peugeot PSA also suspended vehicle production at its European plants.

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