VW’s Skoda may halt production due to chip shortage

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Prague, Oct 7 (Businesshala) – koda Auto, part of Volkswagen and the Czech Republic’s largest exporter, will significantly reduce or perhaps halt production from the week beginning October 18 to the end of the year due to a global shortage of chips. Automotive sector.

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Carmakers around the world are grappling with shortages of semiconductor chips amid a post-pandemic surge in demand, and the disruption is disrupting the Czech economy and others dependent on the auto industry in Central Europe.

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Skoda Auto spokesman Tomas Kotera said in an emailed statement, “Even Skoda Auto has not been able to survive this global crisis.”

The main reason for the impact on production is the large number of unfinished vehicles waiting for chips, he said.

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“That’s why we are focusing on eliminating these vehicles first so that we can get them to customers as soon as possible,” Kotera said.

Skoda, a Belvedere for the Czech economy and major employer, said it was committed to maintaining jobs and wages for its workers.

It predicted a gradual easing of the chip situation in the second half of 2022.

Reporting by Robert Mueller, Writing by Jan Lopatka and Editing by Mark Potter by Jason Howett

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