Volvo Cars will reopen its Torslanda plant and workplaces in Sweden next week after restructuring its production processes to help forestall coronavirus infections, following a three-week shutdown caused by the pandemic, the car manufacturer stated on Friday.
Volvo’s manufacturing unit in Ghent, Belgium, will reopen on 20 April, but at reduced manufacturing output and the carmaker plans to reopen its South Carolina plant in the U.S. Monday 11 May after adapting sanitation and cleaning routines.
The Swedish car manufacturer, which is owned by China’s Geely, has a good order intake; however, three weeks’ worth of manufacturing has been lost, Samuelsson mentioned.
Because the European economy has ground to a halt, Volvo will proceed to make use of shortened working hours, Samuelsson added.
In Sweden, the layout in all meeting rooms, workplace spaces, and restaurants has been adjusted to allow for social distancing, making certain that desks are spaced out and limiting the number of people allowed in meeting rooms and restaurants.
Staff in Sweden may take voluntary temperature tests and measure their blood oxygen ranges.
The engine factory in Skoevde, Sweden, and the body component manufacturing site in Olofstroem, Sweden will proceed to plan their production on a weekly basis and adapt based on requirements in the other factories, Volvo stated.