Caravan maker Adria Mobil is restarting its production on Tuesday after the company, one of Europe’s leading caravan makers, temporarily suspended its operations in mid-March due to the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, household appliance maker Gorenje remains closed.
Adria Mobil told the STA on Monday that the company had been preparing to resume production and would provide safe conditions for its workers in line with the relevant restrictions.
The company’s support services and management resumed their operations today, while assembly lines are expected to be relaunched tomorrow.
The Novo Mesto-based company highlighted that it was heeding preventive measures by providing additional hand sanitisers and imposing mandatory use of protective gear.
To prevent any crowded environments, Adria Mobil has introduced flexible working hours and ramped up safety and disinfection efforts. The company will also keep conducting temperature screenings of its 1,100-strong workforce.
During production suspension, Adria Mobil applied remote work to carry out urgent, mostly development activities as well as supply coordination.
Meanwhile, the management of the Hisense Gorenje group recently announced that it would extend production shutdown for another week for all its facilities in Europe due to the pandemic, that is until 10 April.
Velenje-based Gorenje, owned by China’s Hisense and employing some 3,400 workers, closed up shop on 23 March and is expected to resume production on 14 April, except for a plant producing washers and dryers which will be operating again from 10 April.