MEXICO CITY -- German supplier Bosch said it has received government approval in Mexico to restart operations, which had been suspended since late March due to measures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Government officials in mid-May said auto-related companies would be able to exit mandatory coronavirus lockdown before June 1 provided safety measures were approved.
"We have already received approval from the health authorities to reopen, which we will do gradually and with staggered shifts in all our locations," Bosch said in a statement. "In this first stage, we are starting with 25 percent on average of our installed capacity throughout the country."
Bosch has 12 manufacturing plants in Mexico. It is also active in sectors such as construction.
The reopening of Mexico's auto industry accelerated this week as companies such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and BMW joined peers in gradually restarting operations.
Bosch ranks No. 1 on the Automotive News Europe list of the top 100 global suppliers, with worldwide sales to automakers of $49.5 billion in 2018.