FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logo is seen at the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
BEIJING (Reuters) – Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) is making masks in China for distribution to Volkswagen plant employees in Europe, the German automaker said on Thursday as it prepares to restart European production.
Volkswagen will be able to produce 1.6 million masks per month in the coastal city of Tianjin, where it has car plants with partner FAW Group [SASACJ.UL].
It plans to send the first shipment of masks to Germany at the beginning of May, the company said in a statement.
Reporting by Yilei Sun and Brenda Goh; editing by Jason Neely