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The lack of components is primed with the automotive factories in Spain

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The shortage of components for the manufacture of vehicles is primed again with the main vehicle production plants in Spain, which are forced to modify their manufacturing rhythms or even temporarily close the plants pending the necessary supplies.

Thus, the plant
Volkswagen
Navarra has announced a closure for two weeks due to the lack of parts; Mercedes in Vitoria will suspend its production for two days in December due to the “uncertainty” in the supply and Ford Almussafes once again changes the ERTE calendar due to the “instability” of supply.

The Volkswagen Navarra factory It will close for two weeks (between November 29 and December 12) due to problems in the supply of parts, according to the company’s management to the unions on Wednesday.

In addition, after this two-week closure, there will foreseeably be new closing days, although the company has not yet specified them. The president of the factory’s works council, Alfredo Morales (UGT), has explained that the part for which there is no supply is the control of the climatronic, a semiconductor that comes from Thailand. Morales has affirmed that the situation “is very worrying.” “Added to the lack of semiconductors are days of non-work and less income, to which is being added the lack of payment of benefits by the SEPE. Let’s see how we try with the management of the company to get some air for the staff, “he said.

As for the factory of
Mercedes-Benz
in Vitoria, its management has announced that production will be suspended on December 7 and 8, at the expense of the ERTE, due to the “uncertainty” in the supply of parts, a measure that will affect “all personnel.” Again the reason for this decision is the same, according to the statement released by the company: «Mercedes Vitoria will suspend its production for two days in December due to the uncertainty in the supply due to the uncertainty regarding the supply of parts in the factory «. The company explains that »with the information available to date«, production activity will be maintained in principle in the three shifts throughout the next week. However, additionally, and with respect to the week of December 6 to 10, the three production shifts will be suspended on December 7, charged to ERTE.

Things are not looking much better in Valencia, where the management of
Ford Almussafes
has modified the ERTE calendar due to supply “instability”. Ford Almussafes changes the ERTE calendar again in the face of supply “instability”

Specifically, the management of this factory has exposed the need to recover Friday, December 3, as the day of total production stop in Vehicle Operations, according to union sources.

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