Volkswagen Group stops Russian production due to supply shortage from Europe

On Tuesday, Volkswagen Group Rus stated, the carmaker will suspend car production in Russia following a supply shortage caused by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

Volkswagen Group Rus will stop production at its Russian plant from March 30 to April 10 in Kaluga; its assembly plant in Nizhny Novgorod will also temporarily stop functioning for the same period.

Last week, Volkswagen said its plants in Europe would temporarily shut down for two weeks due to the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus that emerged in a Chinese provinces which houses its only level 4 bio safety facility; the Wuhan coronavirus has infected hundred thousand people globally and has killed thousand across the world.

Volkswagen Group Rus’ move is aimed at curbing the spread of the disease, and comes in the wake of the first lawsuit being launched against China. The Wuhan coronavirus has led to the near global shutdown of car manufacturers as they scramble to protect workers and staff from falling prey to the deadly disease.

“At the moment we can provide stable supplies of cars and spare pasts to our dealers and clients,” said Volkswagen Group Rus.

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