Wolfsburg / Braunschweig The dispute with a supplier grows in Volkswagen to a disaster out. Because a trader no longer delivers parts to the assembly lines, the hard rocked by scandal exhaust Wolfsburg-based group a total of more than 20,000 employees have to send in forced leave, according to agency reports. For parts of the production line in Wolfsburg, Kassel and Zwickau short-time work should be logged, Reuters reported, citing a person from the vicinity of VW. Also dpa reported plans for short-time work in this size.
But in the main factory Wolfsburg the extension of short-time working will affect more than 10,000 employees. Details are currently being discussed with the Federal Employment Agency, Reuters reports. On Thursday 8000 employees of the Passat plant in Emden goods by VW, gone in short-time work because purchased parts missing.
A VW spokesman said, short-time work is a plausible means to respond to the shortage of supply. However, this is not yet decided. Background is a dispute with the Wolfsburg corporate group Prevent. Two daughters of the consortium have set the supply of components to VW. The shortages made the group on the stock exchange to create: The share lost in a rugged environment around one percent
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The case shows, according to experts, the devastating effects can have a delivery stop to the complex production processes for automakers, which provide suppliers directly to the bands. If a part is missing because a supplier fails or locks up, the whole production falters. At VW, it is the lack of seat covers and transmission housing that relate to the Wolfsburg of the Prevent daughters Car Trim and ES Automobilguss.
Car Trim from the Saxon Plauen sends for some time no seat covers more at the VW subsidiary Sitech who then manufactures the car seats for VW models. Therefore, VW reported on for the majority of the workforce in Emden short-time working. In the VW plant with a total of approximately 9,000 employees the midrange model Passat running in different versions from the band, including the CC. On average 1250 vehicles per day are produced there.
When Landgericht Braunschweig Volkswagen had last week an injunction obtained – the court found, Car Trim had to deliver again. About this decision, the company did, however, ignored, told VW. Prevent Car Trim has adopted only in April. In June had the Chemnitz regional newspaper “Free Press” reports a wave of layoffs in the Saxon company.