BMW will resume production in early MayApril 9, 2020
VDL Nedcar, like almost all other automobile factories in Europe, was forced to stop production due to coronavirus, but it looks like work will continue next month.
On March 18, BMW announced it was closing all European plants due to the situation with COVID-19. Shortly after this announcement, VDL Nedcar, which produces cars for the BMW Group, followed suit and stopped production for a month. However, the restart was postponed to a later date. The representative of VDL confirms that he plans to return to work in early May, subject to full compliance with national sanitary and epidemiological requirements.
On May 1, the first test launch of production will begin, and after the weekend, May 4, everything should resume. Various measures, such as 1.5 meters between employees, masks and safety glasses, should guarantee safe operation and further non-proliferation of the virus. The production of the BMW X1 and Mini will initially be restarted, but it is not yet clear whether the production of buses will begin. This is largely due to a sudden drop in demand for them.
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