Volkswagen will restart production in Puebla after stoppage due to shortage of chips


The restart of manufacture production of the Jetta, Taos, and Tiguan models will be carried out independently starting next week.

Volkswagen Mexico is preparing to return to activities starting next week and during July, after adjustments to its production as a result of the global shortage of semiconductors.

“The restart production of the Jetta, Taos and Tiguan models will be carried out independently and on different dates within the established period”, the manufacturer said in a statement.

The company warns that the supply of semiconductors will continue to be complex in the coming months, however, it anticipates that it will solve the supply crisis.

“For all the above, possible future adjustments cannot be ruled out. However, there is a general expectation of an improvement in the supply of semiconductors in the second part of the year, ”Volkswagen noted.

The group will maintain permanent monitoring of the supply situation of its value chain; as well as a constant analysis of the possible adjustments that a shortage situation, together with the programming of manufacturing cycles and market behavior, could cause in our production program.

The assembler added that production has not been affected on a large scale as a result of its efforts to minimize the impact of the semiconductor shortage.

The global shortage of semiconductors has become the new pandemic that affects the delicate health of the automotive sector. The lack of this component, coming from Taiwan and South Korea, has already caused stoppages in vehicle production around the world and Mexico has not been the exception.

Chipmakers are in short supply because they allocated more of their production to consumer electronics producers after assemblers closed their plants last year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Single-chip production can involve more than 1,000 stages, 70 border crossings, and a host of specialized companies, most of them in Asia. The shortage of this component has caused the paralysis of dozens of plants around the world, affecting the availability of models on the sales floors of most Automotive firms.

Source: Expansion

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