Jaguar Land Rover to pause some UK production on chip shortage

Automotive Industry

Source: Automotive News Europe, 2021-04-22

Jaguar Land Rover will pause production at two UK factories, partly because of a shortage of computer chips.

Output at Castle Bromwich and Halewood will be temporarily halted starting on 26 April due to supply chain disruption, including a lack of semiconductors, the automaker said on 22 April.

"We have adjusted production schedules for certain vehicles which means that our Castle Bromwich and Halewood manufacturing plants will be operating a limited period of non-production from 26 April," the Tata Motors-owned company said.

The production stoppage was first reported by the Guardian newspaper.

The models affected by production shutdown will be the Jaguar XE and XF sedans and the F-Type sports car, all built at Castle Bromwich, and the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque built at Halewood, the paper said.

The shutdown is scheduled to last at least a week, according to the report.

JLR's plant in Solihull plant, England, which builds Range Rover models and the Jaguar F-Pace, is unaffected so far, the Guardian reported. The company's factory in Slovakia, which produces the new Land Rover Defender, along with plants in Brazil and China, also are unaffected.

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