Audi to resume production this month | Industry - Car News Apr 2020

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10:14 Thursday 23 Apr 2020

Audi are the latest carmaker to confirm plans to restart production soon.

Audi’s European factories closed in mid-March, with the company citing supply chain issues and reduced demand due to the corona pandemic.

Audi production chief Peter Kössler said of the plans to resume in the next few weeks, “The focus is on the employees, because they need a safe working environment.  Audi teams of experts have therefore adapted processes with a view to health protection in consultation with the specialist departments and works councils.”

Audi production staff will follow new rules on distancing and hygiene, work a modified shift pattern to reduce contact, be protected by physical barriers at critical work stations, and will have to wear mouth and nose protection where these are not possible.  Office staff at production sites will continue to work from home where possible.  Audi hope to resume gradual production from the end of this month, but only with the agreement of employee representatives.

 

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