Nissan to make half one million fewer automobiles in 2021 as a consequence of chip scarcity
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Nissan Chief Govt Makoto Uchida informed CNBC’s “Squawk Field Europe” on Thursday that the corporate can also be grappling with a surge in uncooked materials costs.
“The influence we foresee as of talking is about 500,000 items by way of the manufacturing this yr,” stated Uchida, including that the corporate will take steps to attempt to get manufacturing again on monitor.
Rivals together with Ford, Volkswagen and Stellantis have additionally warned that their manufacturing strains might see additional hits on account of the semiconductor disaster.
Britain’s Jaguar Land Rover stated final month that it was stopping automobile manufacturing for a “restricted interval” at its Citadel Bromwich and Halewood manufacturing vegetation in England on account of the chip scarcity.
It got here simply two months after the firm introduced it was going to chop 2,000 non-factory jobs.
Elsewhere, Mercedes-maker Daimler stated final month that it was chopping the hours of as much as 18,500 staff and pausing manufacturing at two vegetation in Germany for at the least every week.
Analysts predict that the worldwide chip scarcity will final effectively into 2022, and probably even into 2023.