MV Agusta continues production despite COVID-19 outbreak

MV Agusta together in agreement with its workers’ representatives have decided to continue its production at their factory in Italy. This will be done in full compliance with the urgent provisions of the Italian government’s decree announced to tackle the Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Why? The simplest answer from MV Agusta would be to ‘guarantee production continuity’ but with the exception of reduced staff members within the factory. Some departments which have been deemed ‘non-essential’ have been put on hold for now but the production line remains to operate, under special circumstances.

MV Agusta staff that are now required to work from home have been supplied with face masks, gloves, sanitising gel and detergents to ensure that wherever they are at the time will be ‘safe’ from the growing outbreak that’s plaguing the country. As it stands to date, there are 27,980 infected cases with 2,158 deaths reported so far.

According to Timur Sardarov, MV Agusta Motor S.p.A. CEO, “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.”

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