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German carmaker’s Polish units to halt production amid supply chain problems

The Polish unit of the German vehicle maker Volkswagen will temporarily halt production at two Polish plants – in Poznań and Września, Western Poland – as of March 10, due to supply problems caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Delivery bottlenecks have already hit some other assembly plants of the world’s second-largest automaker, while Porsche’s luxury unit has suspended production at its Leipzig plant and rival BMW has also been affected.

The company has already slowed production at its main Wolfsburg plant.

“The reason for the suspension is disruptions in supply chains caused by the war in Ukraine,” it said in a press release.

“Some components used by the plants are produced in Ukraine,” Patrycja Kasprzyk, spokeswoman for VW’s Polish subsidiary, pointed out.

Vw is seeking for alternative supply sources
As reported by Volkswagen, its units set up crisis management teams “to find alternative sources of supplies.”

Volkswagen Poznań manufactures the Caddy and Transporter vans. With employment at 11,000, the company is one of the biggest employers in the region.

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