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Seat, Volkswagen’s Spanish brand has halted production at Martorell plant due to the shortage of semiconductors. 


The Martorell plant with a capacity of 500,000 units per annum has shut one of its assembly lines for two days due to supply bottlenecks.


Seat annually shuts operations in August for maintenance but made an exception this year to offset the fall in production in H1 (Jan-June).


The company produced around 8,000 units in August until the shortage of chips forced the company to halt part production. 


Automakers, including Toyota have been compelled to cut production due to the ongoing shortage of semiconductors, while Volkswagen has announced the possibility of production cuts in the third quarter. 


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