Jaguar Land Rover’s Two Plants In UK Temporarily Shut Due To Chip Shortage
Jaguar Land Rover is to temporarily stop production at two of its UK factories next week, as a result of supply chain disruption.
The multinational automotive company Jaguar Land Rover on 22 April announced that its British car factories will undergo a temporary suspension. This was due to the shortage of semiconductors, which is an essential part of a vehicle. In a statement, the Tata Motors-owned firm said, “We have adjusted production schedules for certain vehicles which means that our Castle Bromwich and Halewood manufacturing plants will be operating a limited period of non-production from Monday 26th April.”
Jaguar motors have made no announcement regarding when the production facilities would resume working again however it is quite likely that this shutdown will last longer than a week. The luxury automaker said that it’ll continue to monitor its chip supply before committing to a reopening date.
On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz maker, Daimler, also announced that it’ll reduce the working hours of its 18,500 workers at two German plants to cope with the semiconductor shortages. While on Wednesday, car maker Stellantis said it would replace digital speedometers with more old-fashioned analogue ones in one of its Peugeot models, as the fallout continues.
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All automakers across the world have been facing problems due to chips shortage. Previously, automakers such as Ford, Toyota, Fiat, Honda, and General Motors had also announced reducing production at their factories due to chip shortage. The dearth of chips emerged amid the Coivd-19 pandemic that led to an increased demand for consumer electronics such as laptops, personal computers, and smartphones, among others, as most people are working from home.