COVID-19 has forced multiple automotive production suspensions around the world. Ferrari, as an Italian supercar manufacturer, is no exception to this. After the longest closing in its history due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ferrari has restarted production beginning on May 8.
Over the few weeks during its closure, Ferrari contributed to the Italian government’s fight against the coronavirus. One of these programs is the production of respirator valves and fittings for protective masks at its Maranello plant. Also, the Italian automaker has helped the local community through the following measures:
- Purchasing of COVID-19 test kits and diagnostic equipment for the Policlinico di Modena and the hospitals of Baggiovara and Sassuolo.
- Donation of an emergency medical service vehicle to the volunteers of the Local Health Authority of Modena (A.USL) and made available to the AVAP (a voluntary association of public assistance) of Maranello for emergency response interventions in the local area.
- Purchasing of computer equipment for schools.
- Purchasing and distribution of food in Maranello.
Ferrari has spared no effort to prepare for this moment by setting up its “Back on Track” program, which reflects the company’s deep commitment to its people first and foremost.
The program includes the introduction of several new practices that are aimed at safeguarding the health and wellbeing of all of its employees such as new rules for sharing common areas as well as voluntary tests that have already started happening in the last few weeks.
Before starting production, Ferrari has also decided to carry out training sessions for workers to explain the new precautionary and safety measures put in place.