Concessionaires and workshops will be able to reopen from May 4, by appointment, and from the 11th in general, like the rest of the retail trade. That according to the de-escalation plan approved by the Government, which depends, however, on the epidemiological situation of each province. Now, as it is transferred from the Ministry of Industry, “opening is not an obligation, it is a possibility” and each concession, with its staff mostly immersed in temporary Employment Regulation Files (ERTE), must take stock of whether compensate or not open.
In this sense, the federation of Faconauto dealers held several meetings with its various associations yesterday to assess the situation and check the degree of supply of protective equipment (PPE) and the sanitary measures taken. In a note, he said that “next week will be a transition, until we resume full activity.” For his part, the president of the National Association of Sellers, Repair and Parts, Ganvam, explained to ABC that, “the networks will open when we can ensure all the guarantees of protection for the worker and the customer. They are supplying the necessary materials to guarantee that protection because, although it is a matter of public health, it is a responsibility that the Government places on the company.
Relief for “stock”
Palacios also explained that the sellers are waiting to see both “the fine print of the BOE” and the degree of mobility that is allowed to the citizen since it will be closely linked to the demand for vehicles. However, some brands expressed to this newspaper their interest in the dealerships opening from the same day 4, to alleviate the large amount of “stock” existing and pending to market, more than 200,000 new vehicles. “Even if few sales are closed, it would be a relief,” say industry sources. Ganvam, for his part, also asked the government to approve measures “to give confidence” to the consumer, something that they demanded en bloc on Tuesday together with the associations Anfac (manufacturers), Sernauto (suppliers) and Faconauto. «The unemployment figures do not help. For this reason, a pact between the State and companies is urgently needed to make ERTE and purchase aid plans more flexible, not only for electricity companies. ” .