Chip shortage hits VW Slovakia in Bratislava

The Covid-19 pandemic reduced car production in the Slovak arm of the German carmaker last year.

Oliver Grünberg, chairman of the board of Volkswagen SlovakiaOliver Grünberg, chairman of the board of Volkswagen Slovakia (Source: TASR)

The crisis in the automotive industry caused by the global shortage of semiconductor components is likely to affect the Slovak arm of the German carmaker Volkswagen as well. It is likely to reduce production as of the end of next week and Oliver Grünberg, chairman of the board of Volkswagen Slovakia refused to specify the length or extent of the temporary shutdown.

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“We are still struggling to ensure that it does not take long,” said Grünberg, adding that the situation was changing from one day to the next. Most of the components in short supply are installed in SUVs.

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