Vw, Ford slowing production in Europe in the coming weeks

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 25, 2011

As parts suppliers in Japan are still striving to restart factories, it’s likely that Ford Motor Co., Volkswagen AG, and other carmakers will follow moves by General Motors Co.'s Opel unit and PSA/Peugeot Citroen SA to slow down production in Europe in the coming weeks.

BMW AG, Daimler AG, and VW have already been struggling with scant parts supplies as they operate plants at high capacity levels to meet record demand.

VW spokesman Christoph Adomat said his company will maintain production through this week. The Cologne, Germany-based Ford of Europe can't rule out production disruptions, said spokesman Adrian Schmitz.

He added that Ford is in contacts with suppliers and a components shortage from Japan has so far not disrupted production. Meanwhile, Volvo Car Corp., the Swedish carmaker owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., has secured its production through next week, spokesman Stefan Elfstrom said to Autonews.

He said that Volvo, which gets about 10 percent of parts from Japan, has about 30 Japanese suppliers, including seven based in the most damaged areas.

Elfstrom said that Volvo is getting some positive signals that suppliers slowly are getting back electricity and water and that infrastructure is improving even as the situation is still “very unstable.”

Topics: vw, ford

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The man sitting at the top of the performance division of Mercedes-Benz – Tobias Moers – cryptically indicated that the Mercedes-AMG GT4 could be really coming. Moers, chief executive of...
by - January 18, 2017
The 2017 Detroit Auto Show (2017 North American International Auto Show) has been exciting and thrilling. Several new concepts and production vehicles were announced and unveiled, with a number of...
by - January 18, 2017
Your 2017 Volkswagen Golf Facelift could get as sporty looking as the Golf R with the new R-Line packages. But without the sporty run and the premium price. Set to...
by - January 17, 2017
Whether or not you’re a tech addict, you realize that the digital revolution is now moving at high speed. Before you know it, there’s already a new one on the...
by - January 17, 2017
We really couldn’t deny that quite a number of Audi customers and would-be-buyers are intently waiting for higher performance RS versions of the Audi A4 and A5. Of course, these...
by - January 17, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries