Volkswagen has announced that from April 27, 2020, its Commercial Vehicles plants in Hannover and in Poznań and Września, Poland, will be gradually resuming production. This will be at a reduced capacity levels after a five-week shutdown.
According to the company, the start-up process will be based on the latest availability of parts, the conditions set out by the German Government and the EU developments in the sales markets and the operational approach in production arising from this.
Josef Baumert, Board of Management Member for Production and Logistics at VWCV, said: “We are already working intensively in small teams on preparing the plants, in order, for example, to be able to maintain appropriate distances, to implement higher hygiene standards and to provide protective equipment. We are also continuing to watch the situation very closely.”
“With the factory agreement endorsed by the entire works council we have created a good framework for the resumption of production in Hannover, reconciling economic interests and the protection of the workforce”, says Bertina Murkovic, Chair of the VWCV Works Council.
Over the last few weeks, a 100-point plan has been drawn up within the Volkswagen Group designed to enable production to resume while fully taking the protection of workers’ health into account. As part of the resumption process the company is extending the health precaution measures even further based on the recommendations of the health authorities. Processes in production are being optimised, and rigorous minimum distances and increased hygiene standards also apply.
Source: Volkswagen Group
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