After nearly two months of suspended vehicle production, Ferrari's Maranello and Modena factories have now restarted their operations.
Originally shut down in the middle of March 2020, Ferrari has officially announced that production in the two factories will build up gradually and will fully resume on Friday, May 8, 2020.
According to the automaker, they have spared no effort in making cars again by setting up the 'Back on Track' program. It involves the implementation of certain practices that are aimed to curb the spread of COVID-19 within Ferrari's workforce.
These include the checking of employees' body temperatures at workstations, as well as the reorganizing of the factories' environments and settings to ensure workers maintain a minimum distance with one another.
Besides restarting vehicle production and putting up social distancing measures, Ferrari has also provided its workforce with PPEs as a means of helping them keep safe while on the factory floor. Workers will even be offered voluntary serology tests for COVID-19 before going back to work to ensure that they are not infected with the disease.
Business-related activities at the two factories, however, will still have to follow work-from-home or other remote-working conditions in order to minimize the spread of the deadly virus in Italy. To date, Italy has over 213,000 confirmed cases, more than 29,000 deaths, and 85,231 recoveries.
Despite the temporary shutdown of Ferrari's Maranello and Modena factories, the brand actually kept itself busy by making respirator valves and fittings to be used for respirators. In addition, the company (along with several clients) was able to raise EUR 1 million in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.