Volgabus has suspended production due to insufficiency of components

Volgabus has suspended production due to insufficiency of components


 

TASS.- The interruption of component supplies from China, due to the spread of the new Coronavirus has resulted in the suspension of production at Volgabus bus plant in Vladimir region. The relevant statement has been made to TASS by the company representative Kiril Urvantsev.

“Our Chinese component suppliers have not fulfilled their obligations, due to the suspension of production. The shortage of key components, such as axles and engines, makes bus assembly impossible. For that reason, production has been stopped temporarily. The workers have been compensated” – he said.

As stated by Urvantsev, the operations have been suspended as of 4 March and 350 employees have taken compulsory vacations. The production is planned to be resumed on 14 March.

“We hope to receive the components within the duration of the aforementioned period and resume production” – as added by the agency source.