By Jessica Sier
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has restarted production at its Italian Sevel plant, which it operates in a joint venture with Peugeot SA, the company said on Monday.
The Italian car maker has sanitized the facility to support over 6,000 employees' return to work.
Fiat Chrysler agreed with six trade unions on April 9 sanitize over 300,000 square meters of workshop floor, and install 130 hand sanitizer dispensers, video monitors and body temperature cameras, the company said.
Limited activities have also recommenced at plans in Cassino, Pomigliano, Termoli and Mirafiori to support component supply at the Sevel plant, said Fiat Chrysler.
"Today's reopening of the Sevel plant, together with R&D activities and pre-series production of electric and hybrid models in Turin and Melfi, is the result of rigorous analysis and preparation carried out in collaboration with leading virologists and other experts and agreed with all trade unions," said Pietro Gorlier, chief operating officer for Fiat Chrysler EMEA.
All employees have received a kit containing masks and gloves, as well as safety glasses for cleaning their work stations, the company said, adding staff temperatures are checked when entering the premise by thermal camera or remote thermometer.
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