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Company resumes operations during epidemic

chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2020-02-12


People are busy at work at the Nantong branch of Yanfeng Adient Seat Co on Feb 11. [Photo/ntfabu.com]

A Nantong branch of Yanfeng Adient Seat Co, China's leading car seat producer, has resumed production with the help of the local government, the company's spokesman said.

A total of 273 workers have returned to their posts and are busy producing seat trims for Tesla and Infiniti.

The company has placed a lot of importance on the prevention and control of the novel coronavirus pneumonia since the beginning of the outbreak, and an emergency response team was set up as early as Jan 22 to ensure the safety and health of employees.

The local government has also been helping the company minimize losses and strictly monitoring its efforts to prevent infection. 

Yanfeng Adient Seat Co, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, China's largest carmaker, has a more than 30 percent market share in the country's car seat industry. It is currently operating more than 60 manufacturing plants nationwide.

The company's Nantong branch was founded in 2007 and it mainly produces seat trim for its parent company, Tesla, Rover, Mazda, and Nissan.