The brands of the TRATON GROUP are gradually restarting production operations that have been shut down since mid-March.
Following the shutdown of production, Scania Vehicles & Services will initially test the stability of its supply chain and its production line processes on two business days that will be carried out at a reduced tempo while adhering to health-protection requirements. Scania’s production sites in France and Brazil will begin to ramp up their operations a week later. MAN Truck & Bus will restart its bus and truck production step by step, beginning on April 27. Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus will put the assembly lines of its main plant in Resende, Brazil, back into operation beginning on April 27. The VWCO plant in Queretaro, Mexico, is scheduled to reopen on May 4.
TRATON SE is currently preparing the required set-up and protective measures, such as a route guidance system as well as a cleaning and office concept, in order to be able to ensure a gradual reopening of the headquarters in Munich in the coming weeks.
TRATON is taking special precautions to protect the health of its workforce as it resumes operations. Production processes are being modified and cycle times extended as a way of creating extra space between employees. Minimum-distance requirements and stricter hygienic standards will apply in all areas. Protective equipment will be provided in those areas where it will be impossible to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters. Additional precautions will also be taken for employee breaks. In addition, work shifts will be decoupled in order to reduce the potential contact between employees.
The restart will take the current availability of parts and developments in the sales markets as well as applicable official requirements into account. The company’s top priority is comprehensive precautions to protect the health of its employees.