Automaker Volkswagen expects to “gradually” resume operations worldwide, with a May timeline anticipated for Brazil and other countries, the company said late this week.
Volkswagen said it would resume activities at different global sites by phases. In Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and South Africa, car output should resume in May. The company’s German, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian and US plants will restart by April 27.
“Output will resume according to the availability of auto parts, the government requisites of Germany and Europe, the development of the sales markets and the way plants operate,” it said in a statement.
In Brazil, Volkswagen has plants in the cities of Sao Bernardo do Campo, Taubate and Sao Carlos, all located in São Paulo state, with a 15,000 workforce.