Volkswagen's Mexico unit sees new output tweaks in June on chip shortage

Automakers including General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corp have cut production this year due to the shortage of semiconductor chips.Volkswagen said it expects the supply of chips to remain complex in coming months.
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| Updated on: 22 May 2021, 08:51 PM
Volkswagen said it expects the supply of chips to remain complex in the coming months.
Volkswagen said it expects the supply of chips to remain complex in the coming months.

Volkswagen's Mexico unit expects adjustments from June for its three production segments due to an ongoing global semiconductor chip supply crunch, the German automaker said on Friday.

"A significant reduction in the supply of semiconductor (chips) is causing several bottlenecks in many industries around the world," said Volkswagen in a statement.

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Automakers including General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corp have cut production this year due to the shortage of semiconductor chips, which was caused by factors including a rise in demand for electronic devices during the pandemic and fast recovery in auto markets.

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Volkswagen said it expects the supply of chips to remain "complex" in coming months and that it plans to gradually resume activities when the supply of chips permits it.

"We will do everything possible to recover production later in the year," said the company.

Volkswagen said it will perform maintenance work at its installations during this period.


First Published Date: 22 May 2021, 08:51 PM IST
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