In full compliance with all the hygienic-sanitary recommendations issued by the Swiss Federal Council, starting last week, employees engaged in production began to return to work, albeit with orrare and reduced attendance. Gives Patek Philippe a Rolex, from the group's manufactories Dry to those of LVMH, we start again, applying the strict security protocol requested by the Government Swiss, to restart the sector.
An official note from Patek Philippe explained that he had restarted the production sectors and those related to them, which have never been able to work remotely, since 27 April, reducing the hours and presence of employees, as well as from the disposition of the Swiss Federal Council. Instead, for some time to come, smartworking will continue for those sectors that have been operating remotely since the first days of the lockdown.
Also Audemars Piguet and Rolex have resumed from 4 May, e Breitling from April 27th, as well as the brands of the French Dry which had announced the partial reopening of the factories in Girard-Perregaux a La Chaux-de-Fonds and of Ulysse Nardin a Le Locle. They have also taken up in the same way those of the watch division of the luxury giant French LVMH,Hublot, day, this year , and Zenith.
Among the maison of the group Richemont, A.Lange & Söhne, in Germany, e Iwc they have never stopped work, while maintaining the highest safety standards for their watchmakers. The same Iwc, on April 22 on Instagram with a post from Ceo Christoph Grainger-Herr, has announced that it has entered into a partnership with the Swiss company Brütsch Municipality, a company specializing in electronic medical devices, to help you implementation of its products for intensive care, converting, for as long as necessary, a team of watchmakers on this project.
Panerai explained that during the long period of smartworking, many interventions have been done in the manufacture such as the insertion of plexiglass separators, markers on the floors and equipment of masks and sanitizing solutions for all the staff, as well as temperature control at each entrance. To allow some work teams to gradually return, the first from April 27, others from May 4, safely and to be able to begin the delivery of new products, two separate shifts were then introduced, with the obligation to never have the presence of two people at the same time in the same place, hoping to return to normal from next September.Nick Hayek, CEO and president of Swatch Group,on the sidelines of the press conference on the 2019 financial statements of 19 March, announced that their brands would not completely stop production sites but that they would only limit work by opting for the closure of some departments, and then monitor the situation day after day.