BEIJING -- Volkswagen Group has postponed the resumption of production at its China joint ventures, in the latest sign of the coronavirus's impact on economic activity.
VW cited limited travel options for its employees and said in a statement that its supply chains were in the early stages of re-starting after production stopped for national holidays at the end of January. That break was extended as the virus spread.
SAIC Volkswagen Automotive postponed production at its factories by seven days until Feb. 17, except for one plant in Shanghai, which will restart on schedule on Monday.
Most vehicle production at FAW-Volkswagen Automotive will also restart on Feb. 10, one day later than announced at the end of January. Its plant in Tianjin will not reopen until Feb. 17.