- Scania temporarily shuts down its European plants
- MAN Truck & Bus seeks temporary unemployment benefits for its production facilities in Germany and stops production in Munich from March 19
- Service networks remain in operation
- TRATON CEO Andreas Renschler: “We are doing everything we can to keep service and replacement parts flowing to our customers.
Brands of the TRATON GROUP take action as a result of the corona pandemic
In response to the corona pandemic, the European brands of the TRATON GROUP will temporary close several plants in Europe and request temporary unemployment assistance (so called “Kurzarbeit”) to support its workers in Germany during the shutdown. “It is becoming harder and harder to supply our plants due to the spread of the coronavirus in Europe,” said Andreas Renschler, CEO of TRATON and member of the Management Board of Volkswagen AG. “Because we also want our workforce to remain healthy, we will significantly slow production or temporarily halt it completely. At the same time, we are doing everything we can to keep service and replacement parts flowing to our customers. Supporting overland transportation and thus the delivery of food and medication has rarely been as critical as it is today. We as one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in Europe hold a special responsibility in this unprecedented situation.”