Czech carmaker Skoda has closed three of its plant in mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabi at least two weeks, until April 6. Said this yesterday, the press service of the company.
It is noted that this decision was taken after exposure of three employees of the coronavirus. The company announced that at a stop of the enterprises the workers will be paid compensation in the period from 19 to 29 March – 70% of salary, from March 30 to April 5 – 75%.
“Because in the Czech Republic employs 37 thousand employees, our responsibility goes far beyond the gates of factories. Everything must be done to slow the spread of the virus, to protect and help those who will be particularly affected, the elderly and people with disabilities. In addition, the sales channels in most markets also collapsed due to government measures,” – said General Director of Skoda Auto Bernhard Mayer.
All the factories of SAIC Volkswagen in China (with the exception of Changsha), which produces Skoda cars, has resumed. Production at the Indian plant in Aurangabad continues, although much reduced. The plant in the Indian city of Pune, stopped on the planned modernization project India 2.0. There will be launched production of a new model family.