Due to a lack of electronic chips, the Dutch car manufacturer VDL Nedcar has shut down production since Thursday, writes NRC. “An electronic component was not available,” confirms a company spokesperson in Born, Limburg. He does not specifically want to say that it is related to the chip shortage.
Without these parts, the cars cannot be made. That is why about 3,000 employees stayed at home on Thursday and Friday, three quarters of the employees in Born. They are supposed to start again on Monday. More forced production stops may follow. The company wants to catch up with production later this year.
The global chip shortage mainly affects the car industry, as it turned out earlier this year. Ford, Volkswagen, Toyota, Nissan and Honda all faced problems.
In the meantime, Philips fears that it will have to stop production of equipment to treat cardiac arrests in the short term due to the chip shortage. “Of course we do not want to be in a situation where we will soon be unable to supply hospitals because no equipment can be made”, Frans van Houten told the NOS.
Production of BMWs and Minis in Born halted ‘due to chip shortage’
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