EU CARMAKER CLOSURES 07/05: Daimler reports successful restart after extended shutdown

German carmaker Daimler, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, has restarted production at most of its sites following an extension of its previous closures.

Daimler originally suspended production at many of its sites for an initial period of two weeks from March 23, following widespread disruption resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. This was then extended until April 30. Short-time working had been in place in Germany since April 6, and this will continue in some areas.

Health and safety measures have been brought in to...


Carrie Bone

May 07, 2020

15:17 GMT