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Kia Motors To Make 1 Million Face Masks At China Factory To Battle Coronavirus Pandemic

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In order to fight the Coronavirus Pandemic, Kia Motors is likely to make around 1 million face masks at its China factory.

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Kia Motors is looking to make 1 million face masks at its China facility

Highlights

  • Kia Motors to battle Coronavirus Pandemic by making 1 million face masks
  • Kia could produce face masks for healthcare workers
  • Kia has suspended production at its Georgia plant in the US

South Korea's Kia Motors Corp is considering making face masks at its Chinese factory to help battle the spread of the coronavirus, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The announcement follows a similar move by Fiat Chrysler, whose CEO Mike Manley said earlier this week that one of the group's plants in Asia would be converted to produce face masks for healthcare workers and would reach a target of one million masks per month in coming weeks.

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Kia could make masks at its Yancheng plant after the Chinese government encouraged carmakers to do so, the spokesman said. He declined to comment on possible timing or any manufacturing target. Kia has suspended production at its Georgia plant in the United States, its Slovakia site and operations in India due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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