Canadian Manufacturing

NFI will extend idling of production facilities

The bus manufacturer anticipates new bus and motor coach production may recommence operations in May 2020

April 6, 2020  by CM Staff

New Flyer’s Xcelsior bus. New Flyer is a subsidiary of NFI. PHOTO: New Flyer

Winnipeg-based bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc. announced on April 6 that it will extend the idling of nearly all bus and coach production facilities due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

While the company has essentially idled production of new vehicles, the statement said NFI will continue to complete and deliver vehicles that were at various stages of production (or work-in-progress), fulfill aftermarket parts orders, and collect outstanding receivables.


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NFI stated that it maintained a complement of staff to ensure it responds to active and new procurements, supports vehicles in service, and completes essential facility maintenance.

“At this time we have to prioritize the health and safety of our team members, customers, and supplier partners,” said Paul Soubry, president and CEO of NFI, in a prepared statement. “As a result, extending the idling period of our new vehicle production is necessary.”

Management anticipates new bus and motor coach production may recommence operations in May 2020.