Volkswagen will receive 80 thousand employees in forced leave

“In connection with the spread of the coronavirus Volkswagen AG needs to adjust the production program”, – commented on the situation, the representative of the auto giant. According to him, this is due to bottlenecks in supply and falling sales. This will lead to significant production downtime, including in related industries. In this regard, the factories in Lower Saxony, Hesse and Saxony until April 3, will introduce shortened shifts. On this schedule will run the unit for the production of MAN trucks, as well as Audi and Porsche.

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the Volkswagen Management decided in connection with the danger of the spread of coronavirus to stop work at the headquarters in Wolfsburg, and also at the plants in Emden, Hanover, Osnabruck, Zwickau and Dresden. In addition, the auto components are not produced in Braunschweig, Salzgitter, Kassel, Chemnitz and car seats.

also Stopped manufacturing in Spain in Pamplona and also in Palmela in Portugal, not a plant in Slovakia. The same applies to the divisions in Argentina and Brazil. In Mexico plan to take a break from March 30.

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At the same time, Volkswagen is testing for temporary production of respirators that do not exist in manytheir German clinics. In China it is also planned to purchase medical technology, and then make them available to the health system of Germany.

According to experts, the same difficulties might be encountered by the enterprise BMW, Renault and Mercedes-Benz, and Japanese manufacturers Toyota and Nissan.

the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation does not exclude that the factories that produce products under foreign brands, may declare suspension of work. However, the market offered a large volume of cars to meet the demand for the period of temporary closure of production.