Yesterday, the German car manufacturer announced that Volkswagen has started producing cars with limited capacity again. Production in the largest car factory in Europe in German Wolfsburg had been shut down for a long time because of the coronavirus, to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. Fortunately, about 8000 employees can now return to shift work in the Volkswagen factory.
A hygiene plan has been drawn up with additional hygiene measures for the employees, they are according to the website nu.nl requested to change clothes at home, in order to avoid crowds in the changing rooms, stripes have been placed on the work floor to keep them apart and staff have more time to disinfect tools and materials.
According to the news reports, the production company Volkswagen expects to be able to produce about fourteen hundred cars again this week, and in two weeks that should be sixteen thousand a week. This is 40 percent of normal pre-corona production. In addition to Volkswagen, this German car manufacturer also owns Porsche, Audi and Bentley.
"Resumption of production, step by step, is an important signal to the workforce, car dealers, suppliers and the wider economy," said Ralf Brandstätter, chief operating officer of the Volkswagen brand.
In addition to Volkswagen, according to the media there are also other car companies that are slowly starting up again or will start up soon. The car brand Seat had announced that it would restart production after their employees were tested for corona. These corona tests are mandatory for production personnel, for other personnel it is voluntary.
According to autoweek.nl JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) will restart their production process on May 18, JLR does indicate that the health of their personnel is the most important thing, and that therefore there will also be close cooperation with authorities and that the 1,5, XNUMX meter control.