-  15 April 2020

Plastic Omnium production in China back to activity

On April 8, Chinese authorities lifted the two and a half months lockdown on Wuhan city, allowing the restart of operations in the last confined region of China. After all its other Chinese plants, Plastic Omnium has thus been able to restart production in its sites and reopen its R&D center in the region of Wuhan.
All of Plastic Omnium’s sites i.e 29 plants, 2 R&D centers and Shanghai offices are now operational.

For Plastic Omnium, employees’ safety is a top priority. With this objective in mind, a Restart Task Force leaded by the Group and headed by the Asia General Manager, had anticipated the restart of operations and implemented plant disinfection, epidemic prevention information, training of the teams, etc. He is helped in this task by a specially appointed Covid manager per each plant, whose task is to ensure that the 15 non-negotiable fundamentals will be applied on a daily basis.

Plants loading in China are gradually increasing to reach today an average of 50%, casting a positive light for the restart of the automotive business in the region.

Those strict preventative and protective measures will be maintained as long as necessary to ensure the teams’ safety. The Restart program will be a management and operational tool for every Plastic Omnium plant once the reopening will be possible.

Discover Restart program

Protection and temperature measures

Applying distancing measures