Volkswagen Mexico extends partial manufacturing cease in Puebla plant -union doc

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MEXICO CITY, Oct 5 (Reuters) – The Mexican unit of German automaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will lengthen a manufacturing cease at one in every of its segments in a plant on the central state of Puebla that produces the favored Jetta mannequin from Oct. 6 to fifteen, a labor union doc confirmed on Tuesday.

It comes because the trade is dealing with a worldwide semiconductor scarcity after producers shifted manufacturing towards laptops, cell telephones and video video games throughout the pandemic.

Volkswagen in Mexico didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

Automakers akin to General Motors (GM.N), Volkswagen and Ford have suspended operations a number of instances this 12 months.

In early September, the United States and Mexico agreed to create a working group on provide chains of semiconductor producers to advertise their correct functioning and scale back the area’s vulnerability to the dearth of provides.

Reporting by Sharay Angulo
Additional reporting by Adriana Barrera
Editing by Leslie Adler

An employee works on the production line of the Volkswagen Tiguan cars at the company's assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico, July 10, 2019. Picture taken on July 10, 2019.  REUTERS/Imelda Medina/Files