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General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota Motor on Tuesday confirmed that they’ve reopened their factories or are beginning to restart production in China following extended holiday shutdowns due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Michael Palese, a spokesman for Fiat Chrysler, said the company’s plant in Guangzhou, located hundreds of miles south of the coronavirus epicenter in Wuhan, has resumed production this week. The company’s second assembly plant in China is “expected to resume operations soon,” he said in an email.
Palese said Fiat Chrysler “continues to monitor its global supply chain in relation to the coronavirus outbreak in China.” There has been no impact to the company’s operations in North America, he said.
GM, as planned, “began the process of restarting production” Saturday as part of a two-week process to reopen its 15 assembly plants in the country, according to Jim Cain, a company spokesman. He said GM has not experienced any impact to its…