Energica is slowly reopening, per the guidelines of Italy’s Prime Minister, with the production line being the first to resume.
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With reference to the new interpretation made on April 26 of last April 10 Prime Minister Decree Law art.2 comma 7, in which it was welcomed the proposition of Emilia Romagna’s Governor Stefano Bonaccini to restart companies and manufacturer districts of which activities are of strategic relevance for the national economy – including companies of which production and sales are mainly directed towards export – it is officially communicated a gradual resume – from today April 28 2020 – of production activities on single shift – anticipating the full reopening of industrial activity.
As per the aforementioned indication, following the communication forwarded today (April 28, 2020) to the relevant Prefect, Energica can resume production as being a company oriented mainly to export (around 95% of export in 2019). The reopening will be carried out in compliance to social distancing and safety dispositions, and specifically to April 24th “shared regulatory protocol of measures to combat and contain the spread of Covid-19 virus in workplaces.”
“The past lockdown weeks have not stopped our beating heart. The ongoing health emergency has certainly charged a collective awareness and highlighted the importance of our Made-in-Italy manufacturing “, says Livia Cevolini, CEO of Energica Motor Company SpA. “In these days we have also been defining a roadmap for a gradual and safe reopening which will start on Tuesday 28 April. This first phase will involve only the production area that will operate on a regular shift.”
“From Monday May 4th we will proceed with a double shift and the Sport Production and R&D department will reopen to support production. Our program will continue in the following weeks involving all other areas. Smart working is confirmed for Mechanic and electronic design, administrative, marketing and sales activities.”
“The resume confirms and increases the protection measures already applied before the closure: each employee will be equipped with surgical masks and gloves. Disinfection will be applied to incoming and outgoing goods. This is a crucial moment and we face it according to the “Energica” mood. We can’t afford distractions or mistakes: now it’s time to goat full charge”, continues Cevolini. “Many customers have maintained their trust in us even in the lockdown period”, says Giacomo Leone, Energica Sales & Field Marketing Director. “Now it’s up to us, the upcoming deliveries will allow us to restart our market in the shortest time possible.”