During the COVID-19 sanitary crisis, the deliveries of VT4 vehicles have been continued thanks to a dedicated team onsite, tasked with finishingworks and handing over the vehicles to the DGA. That team notably delivered two 100-vehicles batches during the worst weeks of the crisis, at the end of March 2020.These vehicles have thus been handed to the armies, in liaison with the SIMMT (Structure Intégrée du Maintien en condition opérationnelle des Matériels Terrestres, the structure in charge of themaintenance of all the Armyequipment), reinforcing the fleets available for domestic operations.
Launched on April 3, the resumption of onsite work has been conducted step by step. About ten collaborators resumed work every day in Saint-Nazaire, in order for each to receive a full training on the new protocols and thus ensure everyone’s safety.
This process has now been completed and the plant has almost recoverednominalproduction capabilities, as 250 collaborators are back. On top of the production of the VT4, Saint-Nazaire is currently in charge of Industrial Repair Works of TRM2000 trucks for the French Army.