Mercedes-Benz also cutting back on operations in SA
Ford’s Silverton vehicle assembly plant and Port Elizabeth engine plant to shut on Friday
German-owned carmaker Mercedes-Benz SA (MBSA) joined Ford Southern Africa on Monday in announcing plans to cut back operations in SA in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
The decision by the two companies will bring to three the number of car manufacturers after BMW SA announced last week it was suspending manufacturing for a month at its plant in Rosslyn, Tshwane, because of the virus. The company hopes to restart operations on April 20, but says this will depend on circumstances...