Vauxhall to restart Astra factory after Sept. 1

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LONDON -- PSA Group's Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port, England, will not resume production until after Sept. 1

The factory built just over 60,000 Vauxhall/Opel Astra compact cars last year. It stopped production in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

PSA said it was hoping some staff from the plant would temporarily work at its van site in Luton, north of London, which restarted on May 18. The Luton plant will move to a third shift to increase output of light commercial vehicles.

"The company proposal will protect employment and support the ability to respond to significant demand for LCV production with highly trained and skilled workers while demand for Astra is building sufficiently," PSA said.