Daimler to gradually restart production at base in Hungary

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German carmaker Daimler will gradually restart production at its plant in Kecskemét (about 85 km southeast of Budapest) from Tuesday, April 28, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary said on Thursday, according to a report by state news wire MTI.

The plant will reopen parallel with the introduction of strict hygiene and health protection measures to ensure workersʼ safety and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Production at the plant in Kecskemét was suspended on March 20 because of the pandemic.

The plantʼs workers all received their base salaries during the shutdown.

Daimler employs more than 4,400 people at the Mercedes-Benz base in Kecskemét. 

The base turned out 190,000 cars last year, launching production of three new models.

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