China: starts the production of cars and components

In a nation where everything is born, it tries to return to normal; and while the rest of the World fights against the spread of the infection, in China, the life seems to start again, with the gradual resumption of activity, also productive.

So, for one of the many paradoxes that the question Covid-19 delivery to the story, there is the case that the one that was the second world economy becomes, ipso facto, the first: while the epidemic devastated the populations of Europe, United States, India, and Latin America, and a large part of world production is stopping because of the coronavirus, in China the production in the factories is now in recovery.

The workers are returning to work, the production lines are activated , and also to Wuhan, the epicenter of the initial outbreak, it is assumed the end of the block.

The first positive signs come from air traffic: the collapse of the February had led to the huge flow of carriers at an operational capacity less than that of Portugal, but now in the airports you are restoring flights.

The planned capacity is increased by 2.4% in the last seven days, while all the top ten other markets in the world have continued to decline.

At the same time, users of the chinese metro was up 21% last week and the online sales of home appliances have begun to grow, volumes and average prices, after the stop initiated by the end of January.

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To come to issues closer to us, car sales in China, after hitting the bottom last month, are intended to return to growth, as the spread of the virus slows down, and for the citizens it is possible to come back to do purchases.

The indicators in the possession of the analysts confirm thatChina is putting into motion its industrial complex: clearly we are still in an initial phase, but the situation is gradually improving.

Below we propose a picture of the situation of the production of some car manufacturers and companies of components, detected by the website Automotive News Europe.

BMW
The production in the factories of Shenyang is shooting the 17 February and the House declares, confident that the chinese government will handle the crisis and defeat the epidemic: “we Remain confident in the business prospects in the medium and long term, our main market all over the world”.

Daimler
Daimler has reopened its factory in Beijing: “The vast majority of our dealers have re-opened, the customers are coming back,” said the CEO, Ola Kallenius – Every day, more and more people enter by the dealers and the demand is increasing, which makes us optimistic.”

Fiat Chrysler
The production activities in China are taken with the approval of the regional governments, and national: more than 90% of its dealers and 95% of the staff of the joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group are back online and productive and commercial activities are gradually resuming activities.

Ford
Its chinese factories have resumed production on 10 February and the productivity continues to grow: both joint ventures and local are back active almost 100%, in spite of some of the employees of the Hubei or Wuhan are still subject to travel restrictions.

Foxconn
The important partners of global companies such as Apple and HP, getting in the foot: the drive Foxconn Hon Hai Precision Industry this week is back earlier than expected to the full seasonal regime, and then the taiwanese company is confident to resolve the labour shortage and the gaps in logistics that have put in crisis the flow of the iPhone and gadgets in America and the rest of the world.

Honda
The capacity is gradually returning to normal in the two chinese companies; so far, no record of problems caused by the lack of parts in supply outside of China.

Nissan
All the factories of Nissan in China have returned to work and production has been rescheduled to align with the directions of the government.

SAIC
All the plants and SAIC Motor in China have resumed production and the company has adjusted production levels according to demand. The automaker has also designed emergency plans in the event of a new crisis.

Tesla
The plant in Shanghai, the only Tesla outside of the United States, after having resumed operations on 10 February, has exceeded the capacity that it had before the power off, reaching a weekly production of 3,000 cars.

Toyota
The factories in Guangzhou and Changchun are back to your normal schedule in two shifts, while in Tianjin, the production line happens the same, except that for a plant, even a single shift. More than 98% of the dealers Toyota are open again, and the company does not plan to modify the sales goal in China, already formulated for the year 2020.

Volkswagen
Almost all sites are back operating, in spite of the supply chain national is slower and more travel options are limited for employees. All the production sites of the components that Volkswagen and its partners are once again producing and the company is adjusting the levels of work based on the current conditions, moving to a single round instead of two as previously.

Volvo
At the beginning of the month, Volvo Cars has reopened its four production plants in China (Volvo produces vehicles in Chengdu Luqiao and Daqing and builds engines to Zhangjiakou) after a long period of closure: the House believes that the traffic recorded in the showrooms in the last days indicates a return to normal of the chinese automotive market.

Webasto
The German company has reactivated all of its eleven plants chinese, currently operating at 60% capacity, just because the manufacturers are trying to deplete the accumulated stocks in the warehouses during the lockdown.