Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information
Putting people first is our normal course of business.
When things aren’t business as usual, we’re here to navigate challenging and unprecedented times with you – together. The Holman Way of doing business guides us to treat our people, business partners, and the community at large with respect and care. That empathetic mindset is the compass guiding our collective response to COVID-19.
Auto Truck Group is considered an essential business. We continue to be fully operational and we’ve executed continuity procedures to support your upfitting and manufacturing needs without compromising the safety of our people. This includes transitioning our office-based workforce to remote workstations, and expanding flexible shifts to decrease volume and increase distance for onsite personnel.
On a daily basis, we’re engaging with industry suppliers and distributors to identify any possible service disruptions. We will continue to update this page with the latest information.
Auto Truck Group and our business partners are closely monitoring the impact that COVID-19 is having on our industry. We will continue to communicate directly with our clients, and we will update this page with new information as we receive it.
Last Updated: May 29, 10:00 a.m. EST
Our Bartlett location is now open.
All 10 other Auto Truck Group locations are open with regularly scheduled operations. The company is taking precautionary measures including having employees work remotely where possible, balancing shift operations to minimize the number of employees on duty at the same time, and applying the best practices published by the CDC.
As of this time, we are not seeing upfit schedules modifying to any significant degree. If the situation changes, we will be sure to notify all affected customers and suppliers as soon as possible. If an event occurs where we need to close a facility, we have contingency planning in place. A location closing likely will impact scheduling and completing some vehicles in the proscribed time. Our intention is to remain flexible as the situation dictates, prioritizing the safety and well-being of our employees.
We’re engaging with critical suppliers daily to identify any potential service disruptions. Based on the information currently available, the majority of suppliers are reporting business as usual under continuity measures and we are not expecting any significant production delays at the present time. If conditions change, we will quickly notify affected customers.
Our intent is to be as transparent as possible. We will continue to update communications regularly.
Last Updated: May 29, 10:00 a.m. EST
- Audi: Audi has resumed production of all models except the A4 and A5, which will resume production by the end of May.
- BMW: BMW’s Spartanburg plant (X3, X4, X5, X6, X7) has restarted and production is back underway with a one shift model. The production scheduling group has been working to revamp the production schedule. Model year change-over is primarily at the end of July. Any new MY20 orders could be moved to MY21 production. BMW’s European plants have resumed operations with a reduced output. This impacts production of the X1, X2, MINI units, and sedans except the 3 series. Model year change-over is at the end f June, so they are already in build-out. Future orders will be MY21’s. BMW’s plant in Mexico (3-Series sedan except PHEV) was scheduled to reopen last week, however a late policy reversal by the Mexican government delayed their ability to reopen. The current plant is to reopen the first week in June.
- FCA: FCA is resuming production at all North American plants except the one in Belvidere, Illinois on May 18. That facility will open June 1. The truck and van plant in Saltillo, Mexico resumed operations on May 11. Once production resumes, FCA will begin operation with one shift.
- Ford: Ford has resumed production of the Transit at its plant in Claycomo, Missouri. Ford announced on May 27 that it was pausing production to conduct a deep cleaning after a worker tested positive for COVID-19. All other Ford facilities have reopened.
- General Motors: General Motors reports that it cannot get enough parts to support a second shift at its plants in Flint, Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana right now. As a resume, the company’s plans to double production of pick-up trucks is delayed.
- Honda: Honda of America Manufacturing resumed operations at a dozen plants in the United States, Canada, and Mexico on May 11.
- Hyundai: Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama said it will resume full capacity production with a three-crew, three-shift operation during the week of May 25. The plant has been running one shift for processes such as stamping, welding, painting, and final assembly since May 4.
- Kia: Production at Kia’s plant in West Point, Georgia will resume on April 27. The company originally stated that the plant was reopening April 13. The corporate office continues working from home.
- Mazda: Mazda reports that production has not been severely affected.
- Mercedes Benz: Mercedes Benz announced it will halt production at the car plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the week of May 25 due to a shortage of parts. They plan to make up for the work stoppage later in the summer as the supply chain returns to normal. The van plant in Charleston, South Carolina has reopened.
- Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi reports that all regional team members and employees at their North American headquarters are working remotely.
- Nissan: Nissan said employees will start returning to work at plants in Decherd, Tennessee and Canton, Ohio on June 1. Employees will return to the facility in Smyrna, Tennessee on June 8. All three of these facilities will resume production in phases. The Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant resumed limited production on May 1.
- Subaru: Subaru’s plant in Gunma, Japan tha tmakes the Forester and Crosstrek reopened May 11. Their US headquarters in Camden, New Jersey will remain closed through May 15.
- Tesla: Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California resumed operation May 11.
- Toyota: Toyota began gradually resuming production on May 11.Their service parts depots and vehicle logistics centers will continue to operate. They will continue to accept orders at this time. Headquarters employees are working from home.
- Volkswagen: Volkswagen Group announced that its facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee resumed production on May 17. This facility makes the Passat, Atlas, and Atlas Cross Sport.In addition, the plant in Emden, Germany that makes the Arteon is open. The plant in Puebla, Mexico that makes the Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta GLI, and Tiguan is closed until June 1, and production of the Golf will resume June 8. Volkswagen Group resumed shipments of fleet courtesy deliveries on May 11, and all US ports are open. The company also provided updates on several manufacturing plants.
- Volvo cars: Volvo resumed production at its plant in Charleston, South Carolina on May 11. Its plant in Torslanda, Sweden reopened on April 20. Volvo Car Americas commercial headquarters is operating remotely, including the Customer Care and Dealer Support Teams.