Published on May 6th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
Ferrari Factory Restarting This Week After Its Longest Closure
COVID-19 has dealt a historically significant blow to every single car maker out there. It brought all car makers, big and small, to their knees first with supply line disruption, then with slowing sales, then with government mandated factory closures and now with the challenge of restarting businesses with higher costs and an uncertain economy.
Ferrari was not spared in this ordeal, with Italy being among the worst hit in the world by the COVID-19 outbreak. However, as things have begun to flatten out, the company will be restarting in accordance to recently announced government regulations.
Its factories in both Modena and Maranello were closed since mid-March 2020, an extremely long time for any company. The decision was been taken by the Company for its employees’ well-being and in light of the Italian Government’s decree on COVID-19 issued on March 11. as well as previous decrees.
The company will put safety measures in place to ensure a safer workplace for all. Here’s the press release with the full story.
After the longest closing in its history due to the Covid-19 pandemic, production will build up gradually to resume fully on Friday, May 8, in alignment with Government regulations.
The Company has spared no effort to prepare for this moment by setting up “Back on Track” programme, which reflects the deep commitment to its people first and foremost. It includes the introduction of several new practices which are aimed at safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all of the employees such as new rules for sharing common areas and reorganizing its areas, as well as voluntary serological tests which have already started happening in the last few weeks.
Before starting production, Ferrari has also decided to carry out training sessions for workers to explain the new precautionary and safety measures put in place. The training sessions were organized last week.