Westport Fuel Systems has temporarily suspended production at its Brescia, Italy, facility effective immediately in the light of the coronavirus pandemic.

The supplier’s Italian operations in Cherasco and Albinea continue to operate in line with the Italian government’s guidance, decrees and directives on COVID-19.

The company intends to reassess the production suspension at its Brescia facility in two weeks.

Given the opportunities provided by smart working, all non-manufacturing activity will continue on a regular basis.

“The health and well-being of our global team of employees is our utmost priority,” said Westport Fuel Systems CEO, David Johnson.

“Our team in Italy has responded to this unprecedented challenge with resilience, determination, and care for each other.

“In the last three weeks, our Italian leadership team and employees have worked tirelessly to ensure continued and seamless operations at our three facilities and were able to manufacture and ship without any disruption to customers.”