Renault pauses production in Turkey

Automotive Industry

Source: Automotive News Europe, 2020-03-26

Renault said that it was suspending production in Bursa, Turkey, starting on Thursday 26 March, adding to a global shutdown of its manufacturing operations because of the coronavirus crisis.

The automaker's manufacturing complex in Bursa, which operates as Oyak Renault, was pausing output "due to disruptions in the global supply chain," Renault said on Wednesday 25 March.

The complex has an annual capacity of 360,000 cars, 750,000 engines, 394,000 gearboxes and 428,000 chassis, Renault said.

The factory is the principal assembly site for Renault's best-selling model, the Clio small hatchback.

Some 6,600 people work at the site.

Renault has also shut down its industrial sites in France, its factory in Slovenia, its two car plants in Morocco and a powertrain factory in Cacia, Portugal, until further notice.

The company temporarily halted production at its seven factories in South America.

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