Some time ago, auto and parts giants such as Volkswagen Group, Continental group and Bosch group all made a voice, warning that the shortage of chips used in automobile manufacturing may affect automobile production, including the Chinese market, and the impact will continue until next year. A few days ago, according to foreign media reports, Volkswagen Group issued a statement on Friday,Due to the shortage of chips, the company will adjust its production plans in China, North America and Europe.
The Volkswagen Group said that due to the outbreak of the epidemic and the subsequent collapse in auto industry sales, semiconductor manufacturers have allocated more of their production capacity to other customer sectors such as consumer electronics. As a result, the whole industry, including the Volkswagen Group, is facing a shortage of electronic components as the automotive market recovers.
For this reason,The Volkswagen group needs to adjust its vehicle production in different locations such as China, North America and Europe to adapt to the supply situation in the first quarter of 2021.
Models such as Volkswagen passenger and commercial vehicles, Skoda, Saite and Audi built on the MQB platform will be affected, but Volkswagen is looking for evaluation response and alternative solutions.
"We are doing everything we can to minimize production losses and ensure normal delivery to customers is restored as soon as possible," said Murat Aksel, member of the management committee responsible for purchasing at Volkswagen Group
At the beginning of this month, some media reported that due to the impact of the overseas epidemic situation, overseas chip factories were shut down, leading to the shortage of high-end chips for vehicles, and both FAW Volkswagen and SAIC Volkswagen were facing production suspension.
In this regard,Volkswagen China said: it is communicating the specific situation; FAW Volkswagen said: it is communicating with suppliers, which should not be so exaggerated; SAIC Volkswagen said: the production of new cars has been affected, but it has not stopped production.
"It's not an emergency. We were prepared for it." "Chip market supply is a global problem, which affects not only the automotive industry, but also Volkswagen," said a relevant person from SAIC Volkswagen