Already today, employees in Zwickau are being instructed on health protection – for example, on the wearing of masks, covering both nose and mouth, and on safety distances. Production at the Volkswagen plants in Wolfsburg, Emden, Hanover and Dresden is due to restart next week. Across Europe, the starting signal was given on Monday in Bratislava, Slovakia. Extensive measures for safe workplaces and maximum health protection are in place at all locations.
Even during the production interruption, many employees worked on future projects – including from their home office. “I would like to thank all those who have been keeping the projects running via Skype,” says Andreas Krüger, head of the Small series vehicles. The Small series vehicles includes the T-Cross, of which more than a quarter of a million vehicles have already been manufactured since its launch a good year ago.
“The shift to electric mobility continues. We are not going to be stopped,” says Siiri Timm, personnel specialist at the Transparent Factory in Dresden. Sales Director Jürgen Stackmann emphasizes that climate protection remains important despite the corona crisis. “As a company, we want to work in the most environmentally friendly way possible.” Volkswagen is committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement. Stackmann: “Even in these difficult times, I am doing everything in my power to ensure that we can achieve these goals.”