Volkswagen extends production suspension in Germany

Germany
Published:  03 April, 2020
Volkswagen plant in Dresden, Germany

The automotive Group said the decision is a result of the continued fall in demand for vehicles and the challenges still faced by the supply chain.

The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Group Components are extending the suspension of production at their German plants for a further five working days. About 80,000 Volkswagen employees that are currently performing ‘short-time working’ will do so for an extra five working days until the end of the night shift of April 19 to 20. The plants affected are Dresden, Emden, Osnabrück, Wolfsburg and Zwickau as well as the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plant in Hannover, the plants of Volkswagen Group Components at Brunswick, Kassel, Salzgitter, Chemnitz and Hannover and the German plants of SITECH. “At the same time, the company continues to prepare intensively for the resumption of production. In this context, the protection of employees will once again be significantly strengthened”, said the manufacturer.