VW extends production cuts at Wolfsburg plant until mid-October

Automotive Industry

Source: Automotive News Europe, 2021-09-29

Volkswagen, which is suffering from a shortage of automotive chips, will cut working hours at its main German factory in Wolfsburg until the middle of October.

The shortened working hours affect the first two weeks of October, the company said on 29 September.

Only one assembly line will be running at the plant on 1 October, VW said. VW builds the Golf, Touran, Tiguan and Seat Tarraco models in Wolfsburg.

Automakers have been forced to cut or adjust production in the wake of the shortage, which VW has said cost it a high six-digit number in lost vehicle production in the first half of the year.

VW has been forced to stop or reduce output at Wolfsburg several times this year because of a shortage of chips.

The carmaker is due to report third-quarter results on 28 October.

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