25% of NIO Auto Tech Research Center Staff Resume On-site Work

About a quarter of the employees at NIO‘s Auto Tech Research Center in Shanghai returned to work after a lapse of more than 20 days, according to a report by Kankanews on Monday.

After arriving at the factory, workers were under closed-off management. The town of Anting in Shanghai, where the plant is located, has set up a team to regularly provide the employees with nucleic acid testing services and ensure their health and safety.

The government authorities of Shanghai Jiading District stated on April 23 that 60 local enterprises in Anting Town were selected as the first batch of resumption of production, most of which were core enterprises in the automobile industry chain. NIO was on that list.

At present, Anting Town is also stepping up efforts to actively implement a series of supporting measures for 45 automobile accessory providers in the core automobile industry chain, such as the implementation of epidemic prevention guidance, personnel resumption, and material supply channels. The resumption of production of these ventures can not only solve the urgent needs of SAIC, Tesla and other leading automobile companies but also have great significance in stabilizing the supply chain within the national automobile industry.

According to Anting Town, nearly 4,000 employees of SAIC Volkswagen have returned to the factory under closed-off management. According to the requirements of epidemic prevention, those returning to work need to hold a 48-hour nucleic acid negative certificate. Meanwhile, all on-the-job personnel at SAIC Volkswagen should take a nucleic acid test every 2 days.

SEE ALSO: Chinese EV Firm NIO to Launch Rental Battery Buyout Plan

Tesla’s Shanghai Gigafactory in Lingang New Area, which was closed for nearly three weeks, resumed production last week with 8,000 employees arriving early in the morning. According to Tesla, it is making every effort to coordinate the upstream and downstream industrial chains of automobile accessories to support the resumption of work and production.