Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Volkswagen Saxony halts production due to components shortage

At the Volkswagen Factory in Saxony the assembly lines are at a standstill this week. Due to a lack of semiconductors, the production of about 5,000 vehicles will be delayed. This doesn’t just affect vehicles from the VW brand, but also Audi and Cupra.

A spokesperson for VW Saxony confirmed the one-week production stop to Automobilwoche. In Saxony, however, only four production days will be cancelled because the state has a public holiday on Wednesday. Therefore, the choice fell on the already shortened week.

The MEB plant in Zwickau and the electrical production in the Transparent Factory in Dresden have so far been little affected by the semiconductor crisis.

The situation is different at VW’s main plant in Wolfsburg, where the four production lines for the Golf and Tiguan have already been at a standstill several times.

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