Volkswagen is partially stopping production; Will the crisis turn into a disaster?





The caravan of brands that stopped production due to the chip crisis, which has been on the agenda of almost every brand recently. Volkswagen also participated.

The chip crisis, which has been affecting the automobile world globally for a long time with the coronavirus, is on the agenda of almost every brand. Although the problem has been greater in the past months, it is still not over. For this reason, brands sometimes stop their production. In addition to this, prices are also increasing due to the interrupted production. The last example of this situation german giant It came from the Volkswagen front.

Taking this decision after Ford and Toyota, Volkswagen decided to reschedule production in Wolfsburg, one of its largest facilities. The giant factory with 60 thousand employees will work in a single shift next week. Unfortunately, the situation is not different in Audi, which is part of the group. The brand announced that it will extend the summer holiday break at its factory in Germany for 2 more weeks.

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Like Volkswagen, Toyota was also affected by the crisis.

Toyota Turkey CEO Ali Haydar Bozkurt, on the subject, said, “We have always expressed since the beginning of the year that the chip crisis creates a supply shortage and may turn into an even wider problem. This risk has always been present. There is a possibility that this crisis will deepen even further, and this may have consequences that will hurt the entire industry much more deeply.

Our hope is that this semiconductor chip crisis can be resolved before it gets worse. With the change in the base, it will be possible not to meet the increasing demand with falling prices. However, as a brand, we are not in a position to update our forecasts at the beginning of the year. ” he had declared.

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