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China’s Volvo plans to suspend operations once more at its Gothenburg, Sweden’ plant for a week citing more semiconductor chip shortage troubles.


The Torslanda unit will stop its activities from Aug 30 to Sep 3, partly due to a lack of semiconductors and partly because of a fresh outbreak of COVID-19, noted Aug 23 media reports.


This is the second time this month that the Swedish manufacturer has to stop production at this location and activities will resume on Sep 5.


Torslanda can assemble up to 300,000 vehicles per year of the XC90, S90, V90, S60, and V60 models. Volvo’s sales increased 31.7pc in H1 2021, to 437,640 units worldwide. In July, sales fell 8.7pc to 56,883 cars.

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