Hyundai suspends output as coronavirus disrupts supply chain

04 February 2020 - 08:01 By Reuters
A Hyundai employee works on the assembly line at the company's production plant in Asan, South Korea.
A Hyundai employee works on the assembly line at the company's production plant in Asan, South Korea.
Image: Seokyong Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Hyundai Motor Company plans to gradually suspend its South Korean factories, starting on Tuesday, as the coronavirus outbreak in China has disrupted supplies of a vehicle component, Yonhap News Agency said.

Hyundai's South Korean factories will be fully idled from Friday to Monday or Tuesday next week, Yonhap added.

A Hyundai Motor union official confirmed the factory suspension, but did not give further details.


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