Groupe PSA closes European factories

Groupe PSA reports that it will close its European production facilities in one fell swoop for a period. According to current planning, twelve production sites will remain closed until March 27 at least.

Groupe PSA says it feels compelled to close all its European production facilities until March 27. The group says it is concerned about the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus (corona) in areas near several production sites. In addition, the production chain is disrupted by suppliers who also do not run as usual. Groupe PSA also indicates that it has noticed that the demand for new cars has fallen sharply.

The production locations in Mulhouse in France and in Madrid in Spain are closing their gates today. In Mulhouse Groupe PSA produces the 508, 508 SW and the DS 7 Crossback. The C4 Cactus rolls off the production line in Madrid. Tomorrow, the locations in Poissy, Rennes and Sochaux (308, 3008, 5008) in France will close and the gates will also be locked tomorrow in Zaragoza (Spain). In Zaragoza, Groupe PSA produces, among other things, the Citroën C3 Aircross and the Opel Crossland X. The factories in Eisenach (Grandland X) and Rüsselsheim will also close tomorrow. In addition, the locations in the English Ellesmere Port (Opel Astra) and the Polish Gliwice (Opel Astra) will also be closed tomorrow.

On March 18, the facility in Hordain (commercial vehicles for Peugeot, Citroën, Opel and Toyota) will close in France as well as the factories in Vigo, Spain (also commercial vehicles) and in Mangualde (Berlingo, Partner and Combo) located in Portugal, closed tomorrow. On March 19, Groupe PSA hangs a chain around the entrance gates to the factories in Luton, England and Trnava, Slovakia (208).

The consequences of the above for the delivery of cars in the Netherlands are not yet known. We are awaiting a response.

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