Pandemic coronavirus continues to cause problems for the Russian car industry. The reason is the same – the disruption of supplies of components, but this time it is the supply of European plants in Europe are already suspended many business.
Kaluga conveyor Volkswagen’ll pause for the period from 30 March to 10 April, reports TASS. “Due to a shortage of components supplied with the European factories of Volkswagen Group Rus will temporarily suspend production at the automobile plant in Kaluga and contract Assembly in Nizhny Novgorod two weeks,” – said in a statement.
Obviously, we are talking about those components that are imported to our country from factories located in Europe: their suspension in connection with the threat of disease transmission in Volkswagen reported last week. However, the Russian office of the group hope that the work of dealers, the suspension will not affect the promise that the supply of new cars will be stable.
In Kaluga for the Russian market, collected several Volkswagen models including the Tiguan crossover and the Polo sedan and liftback Skoda Rapid. Furthermore, this release and engine volume of 1.6 liters, which is installed on many models of both brands.
it is also Known that before the 1st of April already suspended the Assembly plant of the tire company Pirelli, which is located in Voronezh. “Unemployed” time and promise to qualify as simple, and to pay employees compensation in the manner prescribed by the laws implemented.
About the possibility of suspension of production talking in the Sollers group, but in this case, the main reason call not by supply disruptions and a sharp decline in demand for new cars, primarily from individuals.