FRANKFURT, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 18th Augst,2016) : Volkswagen said Thursday production at several factories has been severely disrupted due to a shortage of components, a new headache for the German car giant that is still grappling with a massive pollution cheating scandal. Work at the several factories, including at its largest facility in Wolfsburg, has been hit.At a factory in Emden, 7,200 workers have been put on part time due to missing parts.
"A Volkswagen supplier has suspended contractually agreed deliveries of components," the company told AFP. "This has led to bottlenecks in production." The auto giant said it obtained a court injunction last week to compel the supplier to resume deliveries, but that has "not been complied with". "Since we can't currently foresee how things will develop, we're examining making working times flexible in parts of our Wolfsburg site," added the company, which did not name the supplier.
But German news agency DPA said there were in fact two suppliers that had disrupted their deliveries -- one that makes textiles and leather for car interiors and another that specialises in cast parts for gearboxes. "This is more than just annoying," works council member Guido Mehlhop told DPA, "especially when you know that the court already issued an injunction last week requiring the suppliers to deliver the parts as contractually agreed."