German carmaker Volkswagen plans to cut production at its largest plant due to a shortage of electronic chips used in the automobile industry.
Europe’s largest carmaker said in a statement on Friday that its plant in the German city of Wolfsburg, the world’s largest by number of workers, employs about 60,000 people a day, from Monday to next Friday due to a lack of chips. And Audi, a luxury car company that is a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, will extend the summer vacation by an additional week for workers at its two factories in Germany due to a lack of chips.
The Bloomberg News Agency also pointed out that car makers around the world had been warned months ago of a new mutation delta strain of the corona virus growing in many Southeast Asian countries, leading to a shortage of chips used in the auto industry.
Japan’s Toyota Corporation, the world’s largest carmaker, plans to produce only about 900,000 cars next month, Japan ‘s Nikkei Economic newspaper reported yesterday. Materials
A spokesman for Toyota’s manufacturing division in Adapasari, northwest Turkey, said earlier this week that production would be suspended for two weeks due to a shortage of semiconductors and that production would be suspended from August 20 to September 5.
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