VW has suspended production in Nizhny Novgorod due to lack of microchips

VW has suspended production in Nizhny Novgorod due to lack of microchips


 

Gazeta ru.- The Volkswagen assembly plant in Nizhny Novgorod has stopped operations during the periods of 17-18 June and 21-22 June, as told by the Russian office of Volkswagen Group Rus. As emphasised by the company, the production was suspended due to the global shortage of semiconductors in the automotive industry.

“In relation to the complicated global situation concerning semiconductors, the company had no choice but to suspend production in Nizhny Novgorod for 4 days, on 17-18 and 21-22 June. We are keeping a close eye on the circumstances, in order to adapt our production process rapidly” – as stated by an official representative of the company.

According to the representative, the Kaluga conveyor of Volkswagen is experiencing an acute shortage of BCM blocks (Body Control Module), which are supplied by the German company Continental. The module coordinates the operations of the electric equipment of the vehicle. The reporters in the publication are of the opinion that the supply situation is far from being solved and the conveyor may stop in the upcoming days.

The Volkswagen press office did not make any comments on the questions asked about their second assembly site, stating that the production continues without interruption in Kaluga.