Mexican flat glass manufacturer Vitro will shut two plants in the United States before the end of the year after the effects of the coronavirus pandemic hit demand from the automotive sector.

The two plants are in Evansville, Indiana, and Evart, Michigan, Vitro said in a statement to the Mexican stock exchange. Clients would not be affected, the firm added.

Salvador Miñarro, presidente of Vitro Automotive said: “The decision to permanently close all operations in these plants came because of the need to deal with the excess capacity caused by the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the automotive industry.”