Optare temporarily suspends production

Optare has taken the decision to temporarily suspend production. Its staff have been furloughed or moved to home working until further notice.

The move is a result of the UK’s coronavirus measures and changes in the supply of key components, such as engines, and the suspension in UK government testing of vehicles for three months. Optare has agreed an initial four week lock-down period with a continual review of HM Government advice and the status of its employees, customers, vendors and the virus. Parts Supply and the Call Centre operation will continue until it doesn’t have the staff to carry out this function safely as a result of COVID-19.

It said it will make every effort to deliver on service and parts orders and will communicate proactively when issues do arise.

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