Status: 26.03.2020 09:36 a.m.
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Because of the corona pandemic, there are also currently all Volkswagen locations in Germany the tapes silent. When the car manufacturer from Wolfsburg can start production again is currently uncertain. Works council chief Bernd Osterloh told IG Metall that no precise date is yet in sight. It is actually planned that production will start again on April 6th. According to Osterloh, VW is also dependent on the supplier industry in Italy.
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Many suppliers based in northern Italy
Numerous suppliers are based in northern Italy – a region that is particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic. Since the beginning of the week, all companies in Italy that are not absolutely necessary to supply the country have been closed. The restrictions apply until April 3. However, the possibility of them being extended is not excluded. “You have to see how Italy is positioned and whether the borders are open,” said Osterloh. Perhaps it could also take until May before the entire company is started up again. Around 80,000 VW employees in Germany are currently on short-time work.