Major car brands around the world continue to close their manufacturing plants in areas where COVID-19 infection is reported.
Volvo is the latest major car manufacturer to become victim of COVID-19 virus pandemic, forcing production to be closed in Sweden and in the United States from March 26th and April 14th. Meanwhile, their factory in Belgium will continue to close until April 5th.
The main purpose of the Swedish company now is the health and safety of its staff, which is the reason why they have implemented preventive and restrictive measures. To reduce the spread of the virus, Volvo officers will work from home from March 26th, and the working hours will also be reduced.
“Our main concerns are the health of our employees and the future of our business,” Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson said. “With the help of valuable support programs provided by the government and the government, we were able to act quickly.”
Factories closing production includes Torslanda, Skovde and Olofstrom in Sweden, Ghent in Belgium and South Carolina in the US. Volvo has currently manufactured XC90, XC60 and V90 models in Torslanda, 4-cylinder diesel and petrol engines in Skovde, and body parts accessories in Olofstrom.
Ghent plant, meanwhile, is responsible for the production of XC40 crossover and V60 station wagon, while the plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina, produces the all-new S60 sedan.