Supplier restarts flow of critical truck parts to Detroit automakers

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TOLEDO, Ohio (Reuters) – Dana Inc (DAN.N), a key supplier of truck parts to Detroit automakers, restarted its Toledo plant Monday on a single shift, with one-third of its 750-person workforce and less than 1% absenteeism, according to plant manager Craig Zimmerly.

Dana Inc. assembly technician Brandon Green wears a face mask as he works to assemble axles for automakers, as the auto industry begins reopening amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Dana plant in Toledo, Ohio,U.S., May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

“We don’t have that vibe of ‘too soon.’ There may be a little bit

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Auto supplier Bosch sees global car production down 20% in 2020

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German auto supplier and technology company Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] on Wednesday said it expected automotive production to fall by at least 20% this year, as the coronavirus pandemic slams the brakes on factory production lines and saps demand.

FILE PHOTO: A Bosch logo is pictured at a car door in the company’s research and advance development centre Campus in Renningen near Stuttgart, Germany July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

“We are bracing ourselves for a global recession that will also have a considerable impact on our own performance in 2020,” Bosch Chief Financial Officer Stefan Asenkerschbaumer said in

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Auto supplier Magna preparing for North America return to work May 4: exec

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DETROIT (Reuters) – Canadian auto supplier Magna International Inc (MG.TO) is planning for a return to production in North America on May 4, with a subsequent gradual increase in output as the industry recovers from the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a top executive said on Wednesday.

Most U.S. states have stay-at-home orders in place through the end of April, but many automakers and suppliers hope evidence of an easing in the COVID-19 infection rate will lead to a re-opening of factories. President Donald Trump has expressed a desire to get Americans back to work soon.

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Boeing supplier furloughs 2,300 employees on closure of Boeing facilities amid COVID-19

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FILE PHOTO: A Boeing logo is seen at the company’s facility in Everett after it was announced that their 777X model will make its first test flight later in the week in Everett, Washington, U.S. January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

(Reuters) – U.S. aero parts maker Triumph Group Inc (TGI.N) said it was furloughing about 2,300 employees across its U.S. and European plants for two to four weeks to cut capacity linked to Boeing (BA.N) commercial aircraft programs amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The company will give one week of pay and will cover the employee share

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