Audi to Restart Auto Production

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German automaker Audi is slated to gradually resume production of vehicles in Europe soon.

Come end of the month, the Ingolstadt-based carmaker will restart production after suspending its operations in mid-March because of disruptions caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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The slowdown in production caused bottlenecks in its supply chain and saw a drop in demand as the pandemic broke out in Europe.

According to Audi, production plants in Europe will return to normal by the end of the month, with operations in other parts of the world to follow soon.

The automaker’s worldwide resumption of production, as well as that of its suppliers and service providers, will be coordinated with its parent company, the Volkswagen Group.

Manufacturing at Audi sites will be ramped up starting in late-April while Engine production in Gyor, Hungary, has already started last week.

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Following the resumption of production, Audi will observe steps focusing on the safety of employees and will follow the health regulations in respective countries.

Among the measures put in place are rules on distance and hygiene, a modified work shift system to avoid contact, and requiring the use of mouth and nose protection for personnel in certain areas. A work-from-home arrangement can also be imposed on some workers.

“On the way back to the first phase after the production shutdown, health precautions for the protection of the employees have the highest priority,” said Peter Mosch, chairman of Audi’s labor council.

“Audi teams of experts, consulting with specialists, have therefore adapted processes with a view to health protection.”

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