The main office of the company Renault said to stop the twelve industrial sites located in France. Stopping production occurred on Monday evening, March 16 and will last until further notice. Reason – to protect employees from outbreaks of coronavirus in accordance with the measures taken by the government of France, writes Automotive News. On forced indefinite leave, went to 18 000 people.
Earlier in the Monday, the French company has closed factories in two cities in Spain due to the lack of components. Plant near Paris, which produces the Renault Zoe electric car also stopped, but this is not associated with the supply, and also protection staff.
Over the weekend the company said that, among the responses to the threat of coronavirus – hiring temporary workers as permanent employees of the state may have to stay home with the children after the closure of the French schools. This is probably not the last series of stops plants Renault – the situation with other European sites will depend on conditions in a particular country.