The Coronavirus outbreak has been slowing down in China and Daimler decided to reopened the factory and most of the dealers in the COVID-19 heavily affected country.
China, and “the customers have started to return”, according to the CEO of the German group. “Demand is starting to grow slightly, we are optimistic,” said Ola Kallenius.
Despite the temporary closure of factories in Europe, in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, Daimler is not facing liquidity problems and argues that it will not seek state aid.
“Daimler does not need state aid at this time. We had a good volume of orders before the crisis, ” said CEO Ola Kallenius for Handelsblatt.
The chief of Daimler also said the Chinese factory was reopened, along with most dealers, and customers began to return to the brick and mortar shops.
“More and more people come to showrooms every day, we are optimistic, ” Kallenius added.