Kia Motors Corp is making face masks to fight against serious virus novel coronavirus at its Chinese factory to help to fight against the virus, the spokesman said. Earlier this week, 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, said by Fiat Chrysler CEO of Mike Manley. He could make the 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 (US), its Slovakia site and operations in India due to the coronavirus pandemic.