Porsche will once again be rolling out 911s, Boxsters, Cayennes, Macans, Panameras, and Taycans as the company officially announced that they will be restarting production in both the Zuffenhausen and Leipzig factories.
Beginning May 4, 2020, Porsche will restart vehicle production based on the location and the types of tasks. Initially, the factories will start building cars at a reduced capacity in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of its employees working in the factories. Once production ramps up in both Zuffenhausen and Leipzig, all employees will resume work step-by-step.
“The restart is an important signal – for our employees as well as for our customers. We have monitored and analyzed the situation very carefully right from the start and flexibly adapted processes. Now is the right time to look forward with optimism and to resume work – subject to special precautions,” said Albrecht Reimold, member of the Executive Board for Production and Logistics at Porsche AG.
Safety measures will be put up as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19 in both factories. These include employees requiring to observe a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from another, as well as the wearing of face masks by employees at all times while inside the facilities. In addition to these guidelines, Porsche will continue to have work-from-home and mobile-working arrangements in order to ensure that the staff is safe from contracting the disease. Meetings, on the other hand, will be held via telephone or video conferences.
“It will take a great deal of effort to get the economic and social system moving again. Everyone must make a contribution to this,” says Oliver Blume, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche AG. “It is important to have a positive fundamental attitude. Every crisis also offers opportunities. And we want to make the most of them.”