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by Brett Davis

Volkswagen has announced it will be shutting its Wolfsburg plant in Germany for one day on Monday. The closure will be brought about due to a shortage of parts from the company’s suppliers.

Due to higher demands placed on the European car market, especially with sales in countries like China and the US taking off in recent times, the German manufacturer is placing equally high demands on its part suppliers. These suppliers, particularly engine suppliers, are now having a hard time keeping up.

Even though Volkswagen has said that “this [closure] will have no major impact” on the company, the closure will put a halt on around 3000 vehicles being made – a production figure the factory is capable of meeting in just one day.

The Wolfsburg plant currently builds popular models such as the Volkswagen Golf and the various iterations of the Golf such as the Touran, as well as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The company is taking the pause as an opportunity to update its systems, and says the closure will allow workers at the plant to install new assembly and manufacturing equipment.

The production plant is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday.




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