The Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, the largest company in the Basque Country with some 5,000 workers, will resume this Monday, the 18th, morning, afternoon and evening three shifts, after several weeks of gradual incorporation of employees into the activity.
This plant restarted its activity on April 27th progressively, with just over a third of its workforce in a single shift, after being stopped since March 16th by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The management of the company informed the workers this week that after analyzing the experience of the restart of productive activity, they are confident that the “return to normality” at the plant will be a “reality” as of this Monday.
The repercussion of the COVID-19 pandemic will mean a significant reduction in the assembly of vehicles, Vito and Class V vans, in the Vitoria plant. It was planned that 159,000 cars would come out of this year and the current forecasts are 18% less, below 130,000, although it is a figure that could be subject to revision depending on how the market evolves.