Volkswagen brand Skoda slows production due to lack of chips

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The now notorious supply bottlenecks for semiconductors are now also leading to a production backlog at the Czech Volkswagen brand Skoda. A Skoda spokeswoman said on Thursday when asked that they had agreed with the Kovo metal union on limited production in the coming week. The Czech sites in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí are affected.

In the past few months it has been possible to keep the effects of the semiconductor shortage on production in the Czech plants to a minimum, it said. Now one must assume that complete production will no longer be possible in the next one to two weeks. Nevertheless, one tries to keep the waiting times “as short as possible” for vehicles that have already been ordered.

The entire automotive industry suffers severely from supply bottlenecks for semiconductors. As a result of the meanwhile sagging demand from car manufacturers, several large chip producers switched to customers in IT, entertainment electronics or medical technology in the past year. Because of the missing parts, there was short-time work in many car factories, in Germany, in addition to VW, Daimler and BMW were also affected.


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