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Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) has started production of the new generation Toyota Yaris at its manufacturing plant in Valenciennes in Northern France, on July 6.

In this period of crisis, Groupe PSA reaffirms the strategic importance of a win-win partnership with its suppliers during the "2020 Supplier Awards" which took place on June 10th by videoconference from Poissy.

Nissan Sunderland plant resumed (8th June) vehicle production after almost three months, with a new Nissan Juke the first car off the line.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP), in Jelcz-Laskowice, has started production of the latest generation of the 1.5L petrol engine that has been designed within the overarching framework of Toyota’s New Global Architecture (TNGA).

Toyota Motor Europe (TME) will resume production at its two remaining manufacturing sites in the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom in the week commencing May 25, after restarting its other vehicle and component plants in France (Yaris), Poland (engines and transmissions), Turkey (C-HR and Corolla Sedan), the United Kingdom (Deeside engine plant) and Russia (Camry and RAV4) earlier in May and April.

Hyundai Motor has announced the start of production of the new Hyundai i30 at its European manufacturing plant, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) starting on May 25th.

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A2NB650) and Cooper Standard (ISIN: US21676P1030) have signed an agreement on the acquisition of certain operations from Cooper Standard in Poland, Italy, Spain and India including approximately 2,500 employees.

Valmet Automotive restarts car production today at the Uusikaupunki, Finland car plant. Production has been suspended since April 3 due to lack of components caused by the covid-19 pandemic.