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Brazil's automotive industry stops completely with coronavirus pandemic

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Brazil's automotive industry stops completely with coronavirus pandemic

64 of the 65 car, truck, bus and agricultural machinery factories in Brazil are or will be stopped as a result of the advancement of the new coronavirus, according to Anfavea, the manufacturers' association.

The exception is Volvo's construction machinery factory in Pederneiras (SP), which continues to operate.

Anfavea's survey does not include motorcycles. However, Honda and Yamaha, the two largest companies in the sector, which have more than 90% of the market, have already announced stops at their factories, located in Manaus.

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The measures were taken individually by the companies, and take into account two important factors: the need for isolation and social distance and the drop in demand for vehicles.

As many dealerships are closed, there is no need to continue producing. In addition, Anfavea itself estimated, in February, that the stock in stores and factory yards was sufficient for 37 days.

It is worth mentioning, however, that the shutdown of vehicle factories is not a Brazilian phenomenon. Several manufacturers have taken similar steps to try to stem the spread of coronavirus in other countries.

See below the manufacturers that announced the interruption in the production of vehicles in Brazil.

In January and February, the largest segment of this industry produced almost 400 thousand vehicles. The 34 factories will be stopped until mid-April.

Stopped car factories

Manufacturer City Audi São José dos Pinhais (PR) BMW Araquari (SC) Caoa Chery Jacareí (SP) Caoa Hyundai Anápolis (GO) Chevrolet São Caetano do Sul (SP) Chevrolet São José dos Campos (SP) Chevrolet Mogi das Cruzes (SP) Chevrolet Gravataí (RS) Chevrolet Joinville (SC) FCA – Fiat Chryser Betim (MG) FCA – Fiat Chrysler Goiana (PE) FCA – Fiat Chrysler Campo Largo (PR) Ford Camaçari (BA) Ford Taubaté (SP) Ford / Troller Horizonte ( CE) Honda Sumaré (SP) Honda Itirapina (SP) Hyundai Piracicaba (SP) Jaguar Land Rover Itatiaia (RJ) Mercedes-Benz Iracemápolis (SP) Mitsubishi / Suzuki Catalão (GO) Nissan Resende (RJ) PSA – Peugeot Citroën Porto Real ( RJ) – 2 Renault plants São José dos Pinhais (PR) – 4 Toyota plants São Bernardo do Campo (SP) Toyota Indaiatuba (SP) Toyota Porto Feliz (SP) Toyota Sorocaba (SP) Volkswagen São Bernardo do Campo (SP) Volkswagen Taubaté (SP) Volkswagen São Carlos (SP) Volkswagen São José dos Pinhais (SP)

So far, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Volkswagen, Daf, Iveco and Agrale have detailed plans for stopping the production of trucks and buses in Brazil. Scania, however, did not say how long its São Bernardo do Campo (SP) unit will be out of operation.

Between January and February, more than 16 thousand trucks and buses were produced in Brazil.

Truck and bus factories stopped

Manufacturer Cidade Agrale Caxias do Sul (RS) – 2 Daf plants Ponta Grossa (PR) Iveco Sete Lagoas (MG) Mercedes-Benz São Bernardo do Campo (SP) Mercedes-Benz Juiz de Fora (MG) Mercedes-Benz Campinas (SP) Scania São Bernardo do Campo (SP) Volkswagen / Man Resende (RJ) Volvo Curitiba (PR)

Agricultural and construction machinery

The agricultural and road machinery sector produced, in January and February, just over 6 thousand units. Among the manufacturers, CNH Industrial, owner of the Case, New Holland and Iveco brands, suspended the work of its 7 factories in Brazil, as well as John Deere, which stopped production since March 25, activities in 6 factories in the country .

Agricultural machinery factories stopped

Manufacturer Cidade Agrale Caxias do Sul (RS) AGCO Canoas (RS) AGCO Santa Rosa (RS) AGCO Ibirubá (RS) AGCO Mogi das Cruzes (SP) Caterpillar Piracicaba (SP) Caterpillar Campo Largo (PR) CNH Industrial Curitiba CNH Industrial Contagem ( MG) CNH Industrial Piracicaba (SP) CNH Industrial Sorocaba (SP) John Deere Horizontina (RS) John Deere Montenegro (RS) John Deere Catalão (GO) John Deere Indaiatuba (SP) Komatsu Suzano (SP) Komatsu Arujá (SP) Komatsu Pinhais (PR)

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