Carmakers Shutter Plants In Egypt As Riots Escalate

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
carmakers shutter plants in egypt as riots escalate

Most automakers are suspending operations in Egypt while riots continue. Here is a list of current closures:

  • GM has halted operations at its plant near Cairo.-
  • Daimler has stopped production at its Egypt plant.
  • BMW shut down assembly in Egypt.
  • Volkswagen stopped deliveries to Egypt.
  • Nissan closed its factory in Egypt.
  • Suzuki shut down its joint-venture plant in Egypt

    Above list as per Automotive News [sub] and The Nikkei [sub]

After South Africa, Egypt is the second largest car producing nation in Africa, and is an important export destination.

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  • 86er 86er on Feb 01, 2011

    I thought China wasn't allowing search terms that began with "Egypt"? :)

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    • 86er 86er on Feb 01, 2011

      I said 'search terms', people. Learn to read. Unless you were all being facetious like I was the whole time, in which case, touche! And for the record, CBS is subverted by naive liberals, while MSNBC is subverted by commies. Glad we've cleared that up... :)

  • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on Feb 01, 2011

    Dang I didn't even know that Egypt had that many car factories.

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    • Ronman Ronman on Feb 02, 2011

      but aren't most automotive production plants in Egypt CKD assembly operations to varying degrees?

  • Windswords Windswords on Feb 01, 2011

    I thought that Chrysler makes Wranglers there from knock down kits.

  • Obbop Obbop on Feb 01, 2011

    USA media is well-proven to be self-censored in many ways via advertisers and the requirement of so MANY media as a profit-seeking venue. Many historians agree that the masses of well-indoctrinated sheep within the USA were prodded into backing the few actually desiring war with Spain so that the "USA empire" could be expanded and a convenient foreign base in Asian waters acquired. Recommended reading for all: War is a Racket by Major General Smedley D. Butler USMC, Retired