After a breakdown of 65,000 cars produced last year, the new confinement, which dictated the closure of schools, forced Autoeuropa to reduce shifts. All told, there are 1,200 fewer vehicles per week.
With the closure of educational establishments, Autoeuropa was forced to reduce workers’ shifts. This reduction will cost, per week, about 1,200 vehicles to the Portuguese Volkswagen factory, advances the ECO.
Miguel Sanches, general director of the factory, told the morning that “until the closure of schools, Volkswagen Autoeuropa was producing within normality using its maximum capacity, with an order book justifying its operation seven days a week, and without any interruption in the component supply chain ”.
“Volkswagen Autoeuropa operates with four teams in 19 shifts a week, and the level of absences planned with the closure of schools has led to the reorganization for three teams that work 15 shifts a week, with the consequent weekly loss of 1.200 vehicles in relation to the production program ”, revealed the responsible.
ECO writes that, in addition to the units that were not produced between 22 and 24 January, Autoeuropa will stop producing, in these two weeks, a total of 2,400 vehicles, the majority of which are T-Roc, the SUV of the German brand built at the Palmela factory.
As schools will remain closed, Autoeuropa will continue to experience production shortages, as online classes will force many parents to stay at home, reducing the unit’s capacity.