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Rapid recovery of automobile markets leads to semiconductor bottleneck: Volkswagen Group has to adjust production

  • Shortage of semiconductor products leads to production restrictions in China, North America and Europe
  • Group Models based on the MQB platform are affected

The massive semiconductor supply bottleneck is causing considerable disturbances for manufacturers throughout global vehicle production. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing sales slump in the automotive industry, leading semiconductor manufac-turers had reassigned their production capacities to other customer sectors such as consum-er electronics. However, automobile markets have now recovered significantly and the in-dustry, including the Volkswagen Group, faces a shortage of the electronic components required.

For this reason, the Volkswagen Group needs to adapt production at its various Chinese, North American and European locations to the current supply situation in the first quarter of 2021. Models based on the MQB platform of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, ŠKODA, SEAT and ,to a limited extend, Audi are affected. Countermeasures and alternatives are continually being reviewed with a view to limiting the effects of the supply bottleneck and the number of vehicles affected.

Murat Aksel, designated Group Board of Management Member responsible for Purchasing, says: “To date, we have weathered the crisis well thanks to outstanding procurement and production management. However, we are now feeling the effects of the global semiconductor bottleneck. We are doing everything in our power to minimize lost production and to ensure that normal deliveries to customers can be resumed as rapidly as possible.”



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