Kia Corp, South Korean Carmaker, To Suspend Its Local Plant Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Published:Nov 22, 202318:15
Kia Corp, South Korean Carmaker, To Suspend Its Local Plant Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Seoul, July 25: Kia Corp, South Korea's second-biggest carmaker, mentioned on Sunday that it'll droop one among its eight home vegetation on Monday as dozens of staff on the manufacturing unit have been contaminated with Covid-19 in latest days.The No. 1 Sohari plant's suspension could also be prolonged relying on the results of coronavirus checks on its staff, an organization spokesman mentioned. Apple To Briefly Shut Its US Shops As COVID-19 Preventative Measure: Report.

The Sohari plant in Gwangmyeong, simply south of Seoul, has an annual output capability of 320,000 models and primarily produces the Stinger sports activities automotive, the K9 flagship sedan and the Carnival minivan, reviews Yonhap {news} company. In Might, Kia halted the No. 2 Sohari plant that makes the Stonic subcompact SUV for 2 days attributable to semiconductor shortages.  Amazon Canada Division Ordered to Shut Its Brampton Facility as COVID-19 Cases Rise Throughout the Nation.

Kia has eight home vegetation in Korea and 7 abroad ones -- three in China and one every within the US, Slovakia, Mexico and India. Their total capability is 3.84 million models. Hyundai Motor and its affiliate Kia final week reported sturdy second-quarter earnings on a base impact and robust gross sales of their high-end SUVs.

Within the first six months, Hyundai and Kia, which collectively kind the world's fifth-largest carmaker by gross sales, offered a mixed 3.47 million automobiles, up 25 p.c from 2.77 million models in the identical interval of final 12 months. They goal to promote a complete of seven.08 million autos this 12 months, 1.7 p.c decrease than the 7.2 million models they offered final 12 months.

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