May 23, 2024

Byrdr Automotive

Car and Comfort

Hyundai, Kia restart U.S. plants for one shift

Hyundai reopened its producing plant in Montgomery, Ala., on Monday, and company sibling Kia did the similar in West Stage, Ga., with both equally automakers maintaining the crops to a solitary shift for now as they modified to supply chains afflicted by the coronavirus and new protection methods.

One rationale for the slow start out at the Hyundai plant was so that workforce users could validate new protection protocols and make changes as needed, a spokesman reported. The plant had been shut since March 18, when a worker examined beneficial for the coronavirus.

Another thing to consider in opening with a solitary shift was elements availability, the spokesman reported. Hyundai Motor Producing Alabama can make the Sonata midsize sedan, the Elantra compact sedan and the Santa Fe midsize crossover.

One state more than in Ga, Kia Motors Producing Ga reopened its doors to workers making the Telluride 3-row crossover, the midsize Sorento crossover and the Optima sedan. The plant had been shut since March 30. The automaker cited supply chain considerations.

“Owing to the ongoing consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on our supply chain, KMMG will restrict generation functions to one shift,” Kia reported in a assertion.

The Telluride has been in small supply since its was released just more than a yr ago. The Hyundai Palisade, built on the similar system as the Telluride, is produced in Korea but has also suffered from limited provides in the U.S.due to solid buyer need and producing issues from the coronavirus pandemic.