William Malcolm

Hyundai Nošovice To Resume Production April 14

Hyundai Nošovice will resume production 14 April, after a three-week shutdown. The company will initially operate two shifts instead of the usual three.

Production in Nošovice was discontinued due to the coronavirus pandemic on 21 March and will resume 14 April. Hyundai is the first major automaker in the Czech Republic to resume operations. Skoda Auto, announced on Wednesday that it will extend its shutdown for the third time, until 27 April. Toyota Peugeot Citroën Automobile (TPCA), which stopped production on the same day as Skoda, plans to start production again on 17 April.

The company’s subcontractors will also resume production.

The spokesman stressed that the resumption of production will be accompanied by thorough safety measures to protect workers’ health.

The Nošovice plant is the only Hyundai plant in the European Union. The automaker manufactures Hyundai Tucson, several versions of the Hyundai i30, and since March, the first electric car Kona Electric. The Silesian factory produces 1,500 vehicles a day. Last year it shipped 309,500 cars.