Land Rover has temporarily halted production in Nitra, Slovakia, due to a constant shortage of semiconductors that has hampered the global automotive industry.
The factory in Slovakia, which in addition to Defender also produces a seven-seater Discovery, is thus becoming another Jaguar Land Rover plant affected by a shortage of semiconductors (or chips), writes Coach.
In April, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) shut down production lines at its Castle Bromwich and Halewood locations in the UK, halting production of the Jaguar XE, XF and F-Type, as well as the Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. At the time, JLR was operating the Nitra and Solihull factories, but now, according to The Times, forced to stop production in Slovakia as well.
JLR also says this: “Like other car manufacturers, we are currently facing a supply chain disruption, including the global availability of semiconductors, which affects our production plans. As a result, we are adapting the production plan at some of our plants. We work closely with the affected suppliers to solve problems and reduce the impact on customer orders whenever possible. ”
No specific time frame has been set for the reopening of the Slovak factory, which has a capacity of 150,000 units per year, which is more than a fifth of JLR’s production in 2019, before the start of the pandemic.
Ivan Mitic – Autoblog.rs
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