GM delays restart for Mexico plant to May 21

MEXICO CITY (May 19, 2020).- General Motors Co signaled it has pushed back the tentative date for restarting operations at its auto assembly plant in the central Mexican city of Silao to May 21 from May 20, according to a message to workers seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

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GENERAL MOTORS CO. was preparing to resume building vehicles in Mexico as soon as MAy 20th, following government’s approval for factory restarts, according to people familiar with the matter, positioning the automaker to restock low inventories of its lucrative pickup trucks.

Reopening manufacturing facilities throughout North America is important for the three Detroit-based automakers and foreign brands that produce vehicles in the US. Carmakers rely on Mexico for critical parts and GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV manufacture trucks there that generate a big chunk of the two companies’ profits.

But it seems like they will have to wait a little longer…

GM did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Source: Reuters

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