The announcement of the British automaker indicates a growing problem for the automotive industry.
British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will stop production at two British plants next week. The reason is the lack of chips. Thus, the company is next in line to regulate production due to problems with the supply of key components.
Jaguar Land Rover, challenged by the AP, said on Thursday that it would “stop production” at the two plants “for a while” and that the shutdown would begin on Monday, April 26. It will cover the Halewood race near Liverpool and the Castle Bromwich race near Birmingham. The company does not disclose more details. Production at the Solihulle plant in central England will continue.
The announcement of the British automaker indicates a growing problem for the automotive industry. Gradually, more and more companies have to limit production. In early April, US carmakers General Motors and Ford announced they would have to limit production in North American plants due to a lack of chips. Similar problems are solved by Stellantis, Volkswagen and Japanese companies.