Stellantis and Renault announce new production stoppages in Spain due to lack of chips | companies

The vehicle manufacturers Renault and Stellantis announced this Thursday new production stoppages in Spanish car plants. In the case of the diamond company, the Renault factory in Palencia will stop on September 19 and the Bodywork Assembly factory in Valladolid will do so several days throughout this month depending on the shifts, all of which will be carried out by the bag of hours, as reported by the CC OO union to Europa Press.

Specifically, in addition to the stop on September 19 in Palencia, the night shift of Bodywork Assembly will be on the 15th and 16th and from the 19th to the 23rd of September, while the morning and afternoon shifts will be on the 19th and 20 of the same month.

CC OO has recalled that in the middle of the year the company reported an improvement in forecasts for the second half of the year, so the temporary employment regulation file (ERTE), which ended on June 30, was not extended and it was agreed an extension of the pool of up to less than 40 days, at the same time as the recovery of the half shifts of Palencia and Valladolid was announced, which would mean that the displaced persons would return to Palencia and in Valladolid they would be hired temporary. However, the union has explained that, a couple of months later, the crisis situation “is critical again” and suppliers are once again having problems supplying.

For its part, Stellantis Vigo will stop all its production lines on Saturday due to lack of supplies. “For reasons of force majeure, as a result of the lack of supplies, on Saturday, September 17, the activity in both systems is suspended,” they explained from the factory. In addition, the car company has also suspended the night shift of System 1 at the Balaídos plant (which assembles the Peugeot 2008, Peugeot 301 and C-Elysée), despite the fact that activity will continue that day in System 2 (where they produce the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Rifter/Partner, Opel Combo, Fiat Doblò and Toyota Proace City vans).

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