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Kia Covid plants resume work | Automotive Industry News

Kia Motors stated on Wednesday two of its 8 domestic crops returned to typical operations...

Kia Motors stated on Wednesday two of its 8 domestic crops returned to typical operations following times of suspension due to coronavirus scenarios.

The Hyundai Motor affiliate, the country’s 2nd major carmaker, halted operations at two crops in Gwangmyeong, just south of Seoul, from Wednesday by means of Monday, with all of the 6,000 workers at the crops remaining at property, the official Yonhap news agency stated.

The No. 1 plant resumed operations Tuesday and the No. two plant started out output Wednesday, as no much more infections were claimed at the crops, a business spokesman explained to Yonhap.

Eleven assembly line personnel were confirmed to have been contaminated with the virus. The selection of similar scenarios reached 18, as their loved ones users and acquaintances also contracted the disorder, the business stated.

The business did not give the price of output losses due to the suspension. The two crops in Gwangmyeong have a blended capacity of 320,000 models a calendar year.

Kia makes the K9 flagship sedan, the Stinger athletics auto and the Carnival minivan at the No. 1 plant in Gwangmyeong and the Pleasure subcompact and the Stonic subcompact sport utility vehicle at the No. two plant.

Kia has 8 crops in Korea – two in Gwangmyeong, three in Hwaseong and three in Gwangju – and seven overseas – three in China and 1 each in the United States, Slovakia, Mexico and India. Their general capacity is 3.84m models.