Vehicle and engine production will restart at continental European sites following the implementation of health and safety precautions agreed with trade unions, which will include personal body-temperature checks and the use of facemasks.
Additionally, because of social distancing requirements, there has been a redesigning of work areas and a phased return to work will reduce employee density within buildings.
Manufacturing will resume on May 4 in a phased approach at these units:
- In Germany, the Saarlouis vehicle assembly operations and the Cologne assembly operations and engine plant
- In Spain, the Valencia vehicle assembly operations
- In Romania, the Craiova vehicle assembly operations and engine plant.
Production will restart at the Valencia engine plant on May 18.
The various European sites closed initially for a few weeks on March 19, while the UK sites closed on March 23, before the shutdowns were extended further. Ford had previously said that the suspension at...