The Reuters news agency reported, quoting representatives of the European Union, that 2 Renault and Stlantis automobile companies, which include Opel, Citroen, Alfa Romeo and several other manufacturers; Once again, the production in the Spanish factories has been stopped due to the global shortage of chips.
The Renault automobile group closes one of its factories in the region of Castile and Leon completely on Saturdays; At the same time, Stellantis Group reduces the number of its work shifts. Stellantis will eliminate its weekend night shifts at its production sites in the north of the country. Speaking to Reuters, one of the spokesmen of Stlantis Union announced that this group stopped its production activity for 15 days in February. Also, according to him, the lack of resources can mean the closure of new factories at any point in time.
The widespread spread of the corona virus has caused a shortage of microchips in the global market and an increase in the demand for these products. These chips are used in various fields of technology, from computers to the automotive industry. Over the past few years, the demand of automobile manufacturers for semiconductor parts has been growing.
Previously published reports told about the temporary closure of line 8 of Toyota Automobile Group of Japan due to the lack of spare parts; A decision that affected the activity of about 30 thousand workers.