Volkswagen to reduce car production in Russia due to semiconductors shortage

TASS Russian News Agency | Oct 8, 2021 at 4:46 PM

MOSCOW, October 8. /TASS/. Volkswagen Group Rus will reduce production of cars in Russia in the coming months due to the global shortage of semiconductors, the group's press service told TASS on Friday.

"The significant deficit of production facilities for semiconductor manufacturing since the start of the year means huge problems with supplies in the automotive sector and affects Volkswagen Group Rus in particular. In view of the evolved situation, the company's production output will be lowered in the months to come," the press service said.

The car producer will scale up output to meet the stable demand for products as soon as improvements appear in the situation with chip supply," the company noted.

"Nevertheless, we will continue keeping an eye on the situation on a daily basis and revise our production schedule depending on developments," the press service added.