Production at VW’s Emden plant suspended. Will resume tomorrow.

Production was stopped for yesterday and today due to a shortage of car seat covers. It will resume its operations tomorrow.

In a sign of further trouble brewing at Volkswagen, Volkswagen has suspended the production of cars at one of its biggest plants in Germany for two days this week, since it is experiencing a shortage of seat covers.

Production at Emden, Volkswagen’s northern German factory which employs almost 10,000 workers, has been halted as a supplier to Sitech Sitztechnik GmbH, VW’s in-house manufacturer of vehicle seats, is experiencing delivery issues, said  a spokesman from VW’s Wolfsburg headquarters.

“We are in contact with the supplier.” More significantly, he went on to add, “The cancelled production shifts will be made up for.”

Incidentally, the Emden factory builds its estate models, its CC saloon, VW Passat saloon as well as other components. It is located adjacent to one of Europe’s largest vehicle trans-shipment ports.

According to VW’s spokesman, in 2015 the plant produced 264,000 cars and has a current daily output of 1,250 cars.



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