Ford motor Co. Has actually restarted its plants in Mexico after weeks the shutdown as result of the coronavirus, it said Monday. 

The automaker offered tiny detail on specifically when it restarted its 4 plants in Mexico or how numerous shifts it would operate, other than to say the restart is gradual.

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"The safety and security of ours workforce is our top priority," claimed Ford spokesman claimed Deep, in an email to the totally free Press. "Working closely with government, suppliers and also union leaders, Ford de México is progressively resuming operations and also production under the strictest protocols to store our employees healthy and also safe. We have actually resumed operations at our four sites."

Mexico"s auto market is functioning to record up to the demand by automakers in the United claims for supplier parts and also in-demand vehicles after falling behind by weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. Also now, it must restart amid comes to over rising coronavirus deaths and a vulnerable economy.

Deep stated Ford will proceed to collaborate with Mexico"s government leaders to comply with established health and also safety protocols.

Ford is the critical of the Detroit 3 to restart operations southern of the border. There is a the majority of interconnection between the Detroit Three and manufacturing in Mexico. The automakers" work in Mexico build profitable vehicles that are sold in the united States. They additionally make parts offered on cars constructed at U.S. Assembly plants. In some cases, engines that are made at the carmakers" U.S. Tree are sent to Mexico for use in automobile assembly over there too.

Here are Ford plants in Mexico:

Cuautitlan Stamping Cuautitlan Assembly: all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUVHermosillo Stamping Hermosillo Assembly: Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ 

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles restarted its to work in Mexico last week and was starting come add second shifts come its Saltillo Truck and also Van tree Monday, and also FCA spokeswoman said.

On may 25, FCA initiated a steady restart that its tree in the northern city that Saltillo, wherein it began with about 40% of its staff. The next day the automaker restarted the Toluca Assembly plant, wherein FCA builds its Dodge trip and Fiat Freemont crossovers. 

FCA evidenced that the was running one shift. FCA has actually engine and also stamping plants and also a pickup and van assembly plant in Saltillo. The plant builds the popular Ram 1500 and Ram Heavy Duty pickups.

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The company, i m sorry idled its to work in Mexico in March, has seven infrastructure south of the border in 2 cities.

Here room the FCA plants in Mexico:

Saltillo Engine tree in Ramos Arizpe, CoahuilaSaltillo south Engine Plant Saltillo Stamping Plant Saltillo truck Assembly Plant: ram 1500, Ram Heavy Duty TrucksSaltillo van Assembly Plant: ram ProMasterToluca Assembly Plant: Jeep Compass, evade Journey, Fiat FreemontToluca Stamping Plant 

General Motors, meanwhile, restarted its three assembly plants and powertrain and stamping plants in Mexico on may 21.

GM’s Silao tree in Guanajuato, Mexico, is one of the best auto plants in the large Mexican commercial state. The Silao plant is vital for GM since it builds some of the automaker"s light-duty pickups. GM also builds full-size pickups in ~ its Flint Assembly plant and also Fort Wayne Assembly plant in Indiana.

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Here room GM"s plants in Mexico:

Ramos Arizpe auto Assembly: Chevrolet Blazer, Equinox SUVsSan luis Potosi Assembly: Chevrolet Equinox, Trax, GMC Terrain SUVsSilao Assembly Plant: Chevrolet Silverado light-duty crew cab, continual cabToluca Engine and also casting plant

The Detroit three restarted their U.S. To work on might 18 with one shift.

GM delayed including additional move at key pickup and also SUV plants because of a components shortage from parts plants in Mexico still being offline. Top top Monday, GM added 2nd shifts, and in part cases, 3rd shifts to U.S. Tree to ramp up manufacturing to complete capacity.

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Staff writer Eric D. Lawrence contributed to this report.

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