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Volkswagen’s German plant in Wolfsburg is partially cutting down production of passenger cars, starting Dec 15, on a short term basis. Notably, the plant is capable of producing 3,500 cars per day. 


In a release dated Dec 11, the company informed that the workforce at one of it’s local suppliers was infected with the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a production downtime at the facility, and in turn, a shortage of parts supply to Wolfsburg. Due to this, the plant will cut the night shift for a short period of time. 


The company is trying to work out an alternative measure to compensate for the halt in production and will try to manufacture cars as soon as possible to deliver to customers, it added. This move will also affect Volkswagen’s Braunschweig auto components plant. 


In the first three quarters of the year, the group produced a total of 6.1mn units, down 23.4pc from the same period in 2019 at 7.9mn units. In Q3 alone, the group produced a total of 2.4mn units, a 4.2pc decline from 2.5mn units in Q3 2019. 

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