Yamaha has temporarily suspended production at two of their factories in Italy and France in response to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was made for the wellbeing and peace of mind of the workforce.
Production in the Motori Minarelli engine factory in Calderara di Reno, Italy and the MBK Indistrie assembly plant in Saint-Quentin, France will be halted until March 22nd, after which the situation will be reviewed on a weekly basis. This comes a day after the launch of the new Yamaha Tricity 300 was postponed.
Yamaha Motor Europe are ensuring workers and their families aren’t disadvantaged financially during the closures.
“The health of our employees and our social responsibility are our priorities at this stage, which is why we took the decision to suspend production at these two facilities in the face of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic,” explained Eric de Seynes, President, Chief Executive Officer of Yamaha Motor Europe. “We also value highly the skills and commitment of a workforce that has shown tremendous loyalty to Yamaha, but now faces an unprecedented situation outside of the workplace. For their peace of mind, we are working to ensure that no employee will lose out financially between now and the return to a stable situation both in Italy and France.”