In a short email sent to us by PGA Cars, the official importer of Porsche cars in the Philippines, it said that the German car brand has decided to temporarily stop its production in both its main facilities in Zuffenhausen and Leipzig. This is in response to the significant rise in COVID-19 infection in the country, as well to resulting measures implemented by relevant authorities.
The move takes effect on March 21, and will last for a period of two weeks. Given the unpredictable situation, this immediate action will likely be subjected for evaluation if it would extend or be lifted after the 2-wwek duration.
Furthermore, Porsche has decided that its workforce, bottlenecks in global supply chains will no longer allow for efficient production. At the same time, it’s is preparing for a decline in demand and is securing its financial strength with the suspension of plant operations. The steps are taken through an orderly process and are held in close cooperation with its labor council.
And to top it all off, the brand has also banned its entire workforce from business travels, has implemented work-from-home or “mobile working” policies, and has issued a directive to all of its personnel to use video conferencing to move forward despite the restrictions faced.