Foreign automakers feel force of Tianjin explosions
Updated: 2015-08-17 08:04
By Du Xiaoying(China Daily)
Scenes of the damage caused by the explosions in Tianjin port.[Zhu Xingxin / China Daily]
Some comments by other automakers
As well as those companies that have made official announcements, other automakers gave comments to China Daily:
Mercedes: "No staff dead or injured."
BMW: "Our sympathies are with those people affected by the situation in Tianjin. Our local Vehicle Distribution Centre, which comprises two buildings, was affected by the explosion and both buildings have sustained damage. The condition of the BMW Group vehicles stored at the VDC is not yet known as the area is currently not accessible. All of our employees were evacuated and are safe. We will keep you updated on the situation."
Audi: "Not affected by the blasts."
Lexus: "No staff dead or injured. We have less than 1,000 cars in Tianjin. Probably not many cars were affected as they were parked at different locations. We don't know the exact number of damaged cars as the area is not accessible for safety reasons."
Infiniti: "More than 20 cars were damaged."