Volkswagen extends suspension of German production
Volkswagen is extending the suspension of production at its German plants for a further five working days especially as a result of the continued fall in demand for vehicles and the challenges still faced by the supply chain.
For a total of about 80,000 employees of Volkswagen AG, it is planned to end the resulting short-time working with the night shift of April 19 to 20. The plants affected are Dresden, Emden, Osnabrück, Wolfsburg and Zwickau as well as the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in Hanover, the plants of Volkswagen Group Components at Brunswick, Kassel, Salzgitter, Chemnitz and Hanover and the German plants of SITECH.
Andreas Tostmann, Member of the Volkswagen brand Board of Management responsible for Production and Logistics, says: “The health of our employees has the highest priority. We are making good progress with an extremely comprehensive package of measures for the staged run-up of production. This also includes additional measures as regards hygiene and distances between employees on the production line.”