Mr Oberwörder, the COVID-19 pandemic is clearly palpable in all sectors of life. Economically speaking, the bus sector has been especially hardly hit, with tourism being forced to a complete standstill. How is Daimler Buses handling this difficult situation?
As you can imagine, the second quarter of the year from April to June 2020 was anything but an easy quarter for Daimler Buses. The slump in the international bus markets was clearly felt. Almost all of our core markets, e.g. Europe, Brazil or Mexico, experienced a tough market crash and a slump in sales as a result of COVID-19. In our manufacturing facilities in Germany, we implemented short-time work in spring. At the same time, we also drew up a plan for protective and hygiene measures in advance of production restarting from Easter and accordingly adapted our workplaces. But we don't just want to look at our own situation, rather we've always had the needs and concerns of our customers firmly in sight.