Chrysler Restarts Viper Production Plant
However, Chrysler spokeswoman Dianna Gutierrez revealed that there is no scheduled date for restarting the other production facilities, but company's executives initially said that most plants are expected to get back on track by the end on June.
Chrysler stepped out of bankruptcy on June 10, with Sergio Marchionne now at the helm of the company and responsible for what some people call the revival of the American manufacturer. In a letter sent to Chrysler employees, Marchionne didn't comment on the plant closures but revealed that most company's facilities will receive Fiat's technology in the next few months.
"Over the next several months, we will begin the process of transferring Fiat's technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-sized cars into Chrysler's manufacturing facilities. This award-winning technology will be critical to helping Chrysler round out its product line and give the company a strategic advantage in many markets around the world," Marchionne mentioned in the letter.
"Work is already underway to develop new environmentally friendly, fuel-efficient, high-quality vehicles, including Chrysler's electric-vehicle program. In the meantime, we will begin working together to find the most effective ways to combine our R&D and distribution networks so that we can begin to reap the many benefits this alliance will provide."