Entrepreneurs often do not hold back with criticism of the grand coalition. With the economic stimulus package, this is obviously different – at least for some of the car dealers and automotive suppliers in the region. The general tenor is that the direction of the push is right.
The plant manager of power-cast zitzmann, jens soldner, speaks of "positive incentives for the consumer and his industry, which he associates with the stimulus package. The company is 100 percent an automotive supplier. At the beginning of the corona crisis, when carmakers reduced or shut down production, this also had an impact on the company’s workforce, he recalls. A large part of the workforce was forced into short-time work and thus suffered wage losses. In april, power-cast zitzmann was particularly affected by the corona crisis, with capacity utilization at less than 20 percent.
According to soldner, the economy is slowly picking up again. He hopes that 80 percent of the workforce will be able to return to regular work in the course of the month.