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French carmaker Renault has halted production in Turkey, adding to the company’s other plant shutdowns around the world.


The Oyak Renault Automobile Factories in Bursa ceased operations on March 26 in what the company described as a temporary measure because its supply chain has been disrupted. The company did not provide a date for when production will resume.


The Bursa facility has annual capacity for 360,000 cars, 750,000 engines, 394,000 gearboxes, and 428,000 chassis. Around 6,600 workers are employed at the site.


Renault has also temporarily shut down 12 industrial plants in France and Slovenia, as well as auto plants in Morocco, and a powertrain plant in Portugal. 


The company also temporarily suspended production at seven South American sites on March 26 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Four of those plants are located in Brazil, with the rest in Argentina, Chile, and Colombia.

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