Daimler seeks to protect its employees and its financial strength during the Coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak forces the German giant to shut down European factories.
Car manufacturers continue to close European factories for a fixed period to limit the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. Latest on the list is Daimler, which announced the temporary closure of several factories in Europe in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
In a short statement, the German automotive group said that it is taking further action in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Following recommendations from international, national and local authorities, the majority of European production sites have closed to protect employees.
“The suspension applies to the production of cars and commercial vehicles in Europe and will enter into force this week,” Daimler officials said. Daimler does not specify the list of sites concerned, but these closings are scheduled for an initial period of two weeks.
“An extension of this measure will depend on future developments. Wherever operations must be continued, the company will take the appropriate precautions to prevent infection of its employees. With these closures, Daimler is helping to protect its workforce. work, to break the chains of infection and contain the spread of the pandemic. At the same time, it will help the company prepare for a period of temporary drop in demand and protect its financial strength,” said Daimler, in a press release.
The German group thus hopes to protect its employees from COVID-19 infection. Other manufacturers such as Ford, Renault, Volkswagen have already announced the closure of factories in several European countries.