April 23, 2020 / 8:47 AM / a month ago

Volkswagen making masks in China for its staff at European plants

A new logo of German carmaker Volkswagen is unveiled at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/Files

BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG 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.

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

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