FCA temporarily suspending operations at European plants in response to COVID-19

Posted at 6:37 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 06:37:29-04

(WXYZ) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it will be temporarily suspending production across the majority of its European manufacturing plants.

The temporary suspension will be in effect through March 27 and has been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following European facilities will be closed:

  • Italy: Melfi, G. Vico (Pomigliano), Cassino, Mirafiori Carrozzerie, Grugliasco, and Modena
  • Serbia: Kragujevac
  • Poland: Tychy

On Sunday, the UAW and the Big 3 in Detroit announced a COVID-19 task force to help auto manufacturing and warehouse employees.

In a joint statement, the leaders of GM, Ford and FCA said, “This is a fluid and unprecedented situation, and the task force will move quickly to build on the wide-ranging preventive measures we have put in place. We are all coming together to help keep our workforces safe and healthy.”