Porsche stops production of Panamera, Cayenne at its plant in Leipzig as floods disrupted supplies

Article by Christian Andrei, on June 6, 2013

Due to the floods that affected Germany, Porsche was forced to stop production today at its assembly plant in Leipzig. The plant currently builds the Cayenne SUV and the Panamera sedan. According to Automotive News, Porsche told the reporters that today’s early shift didn’t come to work after floods in the Czech Republic disrupted supply of Cayenne SUV bodies.

According to a Porsche spokeswoman, the German manufacturer has a “bottleneck in the supply of car bodies built in the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava, which are transported by train across the Czech Republic to our plant in Leipzig”.

Furthermore, this stoppage will also impact the final assembly of the Panamera despite the fact that there are no similar supply problems since the bodies are produced in the northern German city of Hanover.

Porsche spokeswoman also told the reporters that the automaker will offset the lost output through additional shifts.

The plant currently produces through additional shifts. Still, there are more lucky carmakers such as Bmw, which also has a plant in Leipzig and it is not facing any production disruption.

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