The Impact of Scarcity of Chips, Volkswagen Factory Returns to the 50s

Suara.com – The world’s largest automotive factory belongs to Volkswagen, recorded a decline in production in 2021 as a result of the shortage of semiconductor chip supply problems.

Sources at Volkswagen say the Wolfsburg plant has produced just 300,000 vehicles so far this year and that is the lowest production figure since 1958.

In fact, the factory has an average production figure of 780,000 vehicles per year during the last decade and before the pandemic, it is targeted to produce as many as one million units per year.

As reported by Carscoops, Saturday (10/23/2021) Supply chain problems, in particular a shortage of semiconductor chips, have limited VW’s ability to manufacture vehicles at the plant that prints the Golf and Tiguan.

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In 2020, the combination of the pandemic and a shortage of chips meant that the factory only managed to produce 500,000 vehicles.

In fact, this achievement is said to be impossible to match this year.

Chips illustration. [ /Pixabay]

Volkswagen has said earlier that production figures have fallen by hundreds of thousands of units as a result of a shortage of semiconductor chips.

Where supply problems affect almost all manufacturers.

It is estimated that the chip shortage will result in 7.7 million fewer vehicles being built this year and costing automotive industry about 210 billion US dollars.

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Although automakers are trying to find a solution to this problem and the government has stepped in to try to address it.

In fact, observers predict the supply of semiconductors will be problematic until 2022.

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