6th Coronavirus Impact Research by TAYSAD

TAYSAD published the sixth of Coronavirus Impact Research. The latest study included important data on the impact of the pandemic on annual production and the spread of Covid-19 in the industry after the summer period. Representatives of the supplier industry participating in the research predicted that 2020 will end with a 26 percent decrease in production due to the pandemic effect. While an average of 30 percent of the sector continued to benefit from the Short Work Allowance (SSI) in August, it was stated by the participants that there will be no decrease in the number of employees and employment will not decrease until the end of the year.


Another issue that attracted attention in the survey was the vaccine measures in the sector, which meticulously continued its measures against the pandemic. Accordingly, 39 percent of the companies surveyed announced that they will have their employees vaccinated with flu vaccine and 15 percent will have pneumonia vaccine. While 60 percent of the members participating in the survey stated that they partially included the remote working practice in their companies, 53 percent stated that they continue to apply 50 percent occupancy rate in personnel services. On the other hand, it was also included in the survey that care was taken not to employ personnel with chronic illnesses.

The Vehicle Supply Manufacturers Association (TAYSAD) has published the sixth of the Coronavirus Impact Studies, which it conducted to determine the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak on the automotive industry and automotive supply industry. The latest research has revealed important data on the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in the sector after the holidays and annual leaves. However, with the impact of the epidemic on annual production, the Short Work Allowance (KÇÖ) rates used in the automotive supplier industry in August were also included in the sixth survey. 

Annual production may drop 26 percent

According to the research, according to the 2020 budget of the participants, production fell on average 26 percent in July. While the average decrease in production was 7 percent according to the first 30-month budget, it was revealed by the representatives of the supply industry that 2020 will be closed with a decrease of 26 percent in production due to the pandemic effect. On average, 30 percent of automotive supply industry companies continued to benefit from the Short Work Allowance in August. Accordingly, 32 percent of the participants benefited from the blue-collar employee and 27 percent from the white-collar employee. On the other hand, participants predicted that there will not be a decrease in the number of blue-collar or white-collar employees until the end of the year.

Coronavirus cases did not affect the course of production

TAYSAD's 6th Coronavirus Impact Research also included updated information on the course of the epidemic in the supplier industry and the measures taken. According to the research, Covid-41 cases were detected among the employees of 19 percent of the supply industry members surveyed after the leave period in August. Despite this, within the framework of the action plans, 98 percent of the automotive supplier industry did not experience production disruptions due to the Coronavirus. This situation also pointed out that the warnings and reminders before the leave in the sector have largely achieved their purpose.

Remote work continues, those with chronic illnesses are not employed

It was also noted that the measures were meticulously maintained in the automotive supplier industry, which gave a good test during the epidemic period. 60 percent of the members participating in the research continued their remote working practices. In addition, 53 percent of the members reported that they maintained a 50 percent occupancy rate in personnel buses. Continuing its practices to protect employees in the risk group, the sector also paid attention to chronic diseases. 57 percent of the participating supply industry members stated that they do not employ their chronically ill personnel.

Rest reports given to employees negatively affect the sector

In the sixth of the Coronavirus Impact Studies, another factor that negatively affects the supply industry sector was pointed out. According to the latest survey, it was stated that the rest reports given by health units to employees without due care within the scope of Covid-19 tests do not only cover positive cases. In the survey, it was highlighted that the health units reported to the employees of the participating members for 19 days even without the Covid-14 test or even if the test result was negative. It has been revealed that the large number of rest reports given adversely affect the production processes and therefore the automotive supply industry chain. - Hibya



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