Komatsu Forest temporarily shuts down production due to Covid-19
March 26, 2020
Due to the closure of suppliers of critical components, Komatsu Forest will temporarily shut down its production of forest machinery at its factory in Umeå. On March 26, the company agreed with IF Metall on short-term work from 2020-04-13 through 2020-06-21 for employees in production.
Other measures that have been taken are that the company has terminated consultancy contracts and laid off fixed-term employees in production.
The company will continue to operate its services to the extent that restrictions on different markets allow.
"We see that in many places around the world, our customers can still operate. Therefore, we will do what we can to safely service and provide spare parts to our customers. Our workshops and service points will carry out their work based on the restrictions set for reducing the spread of infection," concludes Bengtsson.