It will restart its production activities on Monday, May 18. The activity will resume gradually with a single production shift
Volkswagen Group ArgentinaIn accordance with the authorization of the national authorities, the government of the Province of Buenos Aires and the Municipality of Tigre will resume its production activities in one shift on Monday May 18 at the Pacheco Industrial Center.
Thomas Owsianski, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Argentina said: “We are very happy with this step that we are taking towards the normalization of production activities in our Industrial Centers. We are having a good experience in Córdoba, which allows us to establish a plan and chronogram according to our Pacheco Plant “.
Thomas Owsianski, President and CEO of Volkswagen, toured the plant.
Then he added: “The protection and health of our collaborators are our priority, so we will comply with the health and safety protocol established and agreed with SMATA.”
To resume manufacturing, a schedule back to production so progressive, complying with a strict health and safety protocol that has already been successfully implemented at the Córdoba plant.
This protocol was carried out based on the experiences of the Volkswagen Group in its factories in China and Germany, the recommendations of the national and provincial government, and also has the endorsement of SMATA.
The hygiene and safety measures They contemplate sanitizer dispensers at various points in the plants, thermal cameras and infrared thermometers to take the temperature periodically for employees, mandatory use of disposable masks and respect for a distance of 1.5 meters between employees, among others.
Volkswagen multiplied the safety and hygiene guidelines in Pacheco.
For their part, the administrative staff will continue to carry out their tasks under the remote work modality to the extent possible.
Volkswagen Group Argentina will maintain a constant dialogue with the government, the workers’ representatives and the entire value chain, to take and adapt the necessary measures depending on how COVID-19 continues to advance in Argentina.
The Pacheco Industrial Center has more than 3,700 employees and is producing Amarok for more than 35 destinations in the world.
It is also in the process of transformation thanks to the development of investments announced for $ 650 million destined to the modernization in technology and infrastructure of its production plants, the implementation of the new global platform MQB A, where the new SUV Tarek Project.
They are also working on a new water-painting plant, the first and only plant in the country that has Primerless + water-based technology, which allows an average saving of 80% in water, energy and a substantial reduction in water consumption. particle emission.
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