STA, 28 April 2020 - Revoz, the Renault-owned car assembly plant and by far Slovenia's largest exporter, relaunched production on Tuesday after shutting down due to the coronavirus epidemic on 17 March.
The resumption of operations will be gradual and workers will work in two shifts starting next week, the company told the STA, adding that preventive measures had been beefed up and additional protective gear had been provided for employees.
The Novo Mesto-based company relies heavily on workers from the broader region and even Croatia, and has previously indicated that the re-launch of production would hinge on the resumption of public transportation, which has been suspended nation-wide since 16 March.
It said employees would have to arrange their own transportation to work this week while efforts will be made to arrange bus transportation for those unable to do that until next week.
Revoz has a workforce of roughly 3,400 and produces the Renault Clio, Renault Twingo and Smart Forfour EQ models.