Volkswagen, which is the world's largest automaker, is preparing to close factories in Europe in order to counter the infection with corona virus.
at the same time warns folkevognsfabrikkerne that 2020 will be a difficult year.
- In view of the significant deterioration of the salgssituation and the greater uncertainty about the deliveries of car parts to our factories, so, the production will be suspended in the near future in factories, which is operated by the group's brands.
It says VW's top executive, Herbert Diess.
the Production will be set at factories in Spain, at Setubal in Portugal and Bratislava, Slovakia. The same will happen for the Lamborghini and Ducati in Italy before the end of this week.
most of the other factories in Germany and the rest of Europe starts to prepare to shut down for the work. Probably in two or three weeks, says Diess.
In China, where the pandemic has spread from, the situation is different. Here is reported coronasmitten on the retreat.
Therefore, one has resumed production at VW's factories. The only exception are the factories in Changsha and Urumqi.
the Volkswagen Group also owns bilvirksomhederne Skoda and Seat.