If you’re wondering why the delivery of your precious Bugatti Chiron or Divo is late, that’s because the French hypercar builder stopped production last March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, fortunately, we do have some very good news for owners awaiting delivery. Bugatti, like many other automakers in the region, has restarted production at their Molsheim plant in France earlier this week. As a result, they have resumed building the Chiron and Divo hypercars.
Similar to other automakers that restarted production, Bugatti employees now work under strict conditions in order to avoid contracting the disease. The French hypercar builder says that a task force has been working to implement the “new normal” work conditions before work resumed earlier this week. Some of the new rules include giving employees their own facemask once arriving at the facility and observing a 1.5-meter spacing between each other at all times.
“We will do everything necessary to ensure that our employees are able to work safely. Wherever possible, they can still work from home to ensure that the minimum possible number of employees are on-site at any one time. With the help of the safety measures that we have put in place, we are finally making cars by hand again. That’s an important sign for all of our employees and our customers,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti.
To further keep their workforce safe, Bugatti also adopted contactless processing of incoming and outgoing goods wherever possible. Deliveries and maintenance will also be reduced to a minimum to reduce the risk of any virus spreading.
“I am confident that we have implemented the right measures to allow us to resume production in stages, while also providing the maximum possible protection for our employees,” adds Winkelmann.
So if you happen to have a Bugatti on order, well, the wait is almost over. It won’t be too long now before your precious Chiron or Divo arrives at your doorstep.