Toyota Motor Europe (TME) will resume production at its two remaining manufacturing sites in the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom in the week commencing May 25, after restarting its other vehicle and component plants in France (Yaris), Poland (engines and transmissions), Turkey (C-HR and Corolla Sedan), the United Kingdom (Deeside engine plant) and Russia (Camry and RAV4) earlier in May and April.

Hyundai Motor has announced the start of production of the new Hyundai i30 at its European manufacturing plant, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) starting on May 25th.

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A2NB650) and Cooper Standard (ISIN: US21676P1030) have signed an agreement on the acquisition of certain operations from Cooper Standard in Poland, Italy, Spain and India including approximately 2,500 employees.

Valmet Automotive restarts car production today at the Uusikaupunki, Finland car plant. Production has been suspended since April 3 due to lack of components caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

Ford confirmed today that it intends to restart initial production at most of its main continental European vehicle and engine plants from May 4.

The current status of Nissan’s manufacturing operations in Europe, in response to the COVID-19 emergency, is as follows:

MAN stopped production in mid-March to protect its employees, due to broken supply chains and the sharp drop in demand for commercial vehicles.

Toyota Motor Europe announces it will gradually restart operations at Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF), Valenciennes, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP), in Jelcz-Laskowice and Walbrzych.