March 23, 2020 / 6:26 PM / 11 days ago

Factbox: Italian companies enter coronavirus lockdown

MILAN (Reuters) - The Italian government told non-essential businesses on Sunday to shut until April 3 in an order that will hit sectors including cars, clothes and furniture but leave others such as the makers of medical supplies and banks operating.

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Following is a list in alphabetical order of some of Italy’s main companies will be doing, including those that announced changes before the shutdown:


The premium brakes maker had already suspended production at its four Italian plants until March 29.


The Italian-American vehicle maker is suspending most European assembly due to supply chain constraints.


The home appliances maker halted production in Italy while warehousing and shipping will stop by March 25. Its Chinese and Romanian plants, as well as international logistics and distribution, are operating as usual.


The energy company is continuing refining, oil and gas production and power generation, classified as strategic, while asking white collar staff to work remotely. Its chemicals unit Versalis, whose products include plastics used in hospitals, is also a key industry and remains open.


The luxury carmaker had already closed its two plants until March 27 in response to parts shortages.


The Italian-American automaker is suspending production at all its European and North American plants and will help with the production of protective medical masks.


The maker of automated machinery for the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and food industries will continue to operate to help keep supply chains running.


The aerospace and defence group is keeping plants operating, while boosting health and safety measures.


The maker of Ray Ban sunglasses has suspended all Italian activities.


The tyre maker is suspending production at Italian factories.


The automative parts supplier is suspending production activities in Italy, France and Spain. Limited production will continue in certain sites to fill aftermarket needs.


The luxury leather goods maker has stopped all activities.

Reporting by Gianluca Semeraro, Stephen Jewkes and Valentina Za; Editing by David Clarke

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