MV Agusta to brave it out at Italian plant with ample caution against Covid-19

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 17 Mar 2020

Italian premium bike manufacturer MV Agusta has decided, in agreement with workers’ representatives and in full compliance with the urgent provisions contained in the Italian Prime Minister’s 11/03 decree and with the guidelines issued by Confindustria Lombardia, to keep its Schiranna plant in Italy, open. The company says the step is in order to guarantee production continuity, yet with reduced personnel.

The premium bike maker says it has outlined measures to reduce the presence of staff within the premises have been immediately adopted, such as the closure of non-essential departments, smart working, unused holiday allowances and CIG (Cassa Integrazione) once the official decision will be announced.

For those employees who will continue coming to work, MV Agusta has introduced a number of measures to prevent and contain the spreading of the Covid-19 epidemic, such as the supply of face masks, gloves, sanitising gel and detergents for the sanitation of workspaces and surfaces in addition to limiting access to common areas.

In every department the precise rules of conduct, by which every employee is required to abide, have been posted. Safety distances between workers are being respected in all areas of the plant, also thanks to the temporary reduction of the number of personnel on-site.

Up to the present moment, the company has no evidence of employees with symptoms connected to Covid-19. Normal production activity will, therefore, continue, yet with all due precautions, except for new Government provisions.

Timur Sardarov, CEO, MV Agusta Motor commented: “We believe it is our duty not to give up in this crisis situation so that the economy of this community can recover once the emergency is over. We took this decision with a great sense of responsibility, towards our employees in the first place, but also towards our local community, which cannot afford a breakdown of its production capability, and towards all the related industries on which so many workers and their families depend. The company has implemented all the information, prevention and containment measures required by the circumstances. We are determined to continue doing our best to support this community, fully respecting the rules and with maximum safety.”