The Opel plant in Kaiserslautern has been producing again since Monday. According to the company, around 400 people in production and administration have resumed work.
The Opel plant in Kaiserslautern is the first in Germany to go back into operation. The other works, such as the Rüsselsheimer, will follow in the coming days, according to a spokesman. Components such as steering shafts and motors are manufactured in Kaiserslautern, which are assembled into cars at other locations. Production in the West Palatinate and also at the other locations will gradually start up again.
Work start for all employees is still unclear
It is still unclear when all of the 1,500 employees will work again. On the one hand, that depends on the orders. On the other hand, the company wants to gradually familiarize the workforce with the hygiene measures that apply in the plant due to the corona pandemic.
The company had already presented the hygiene concept for the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern a few weeks ago . Employees are therefore measured for fever at the factory gate. You will also receive protective masks and glasses. So that the distance rules are observed, markings have been placed on the floor.
In mid-March, all of the automaker’s factories were closed due to the corona pandemic. Several thousand people from Rhineland-Palatinate work at the Opel plant in Rüsselsheim, most of them from Rheinhessen.