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VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:40 pm
by CJJE
Not so good news if you're waiting for a new car!

According to Sky News:

The world's largest car manufacturer is preparing to close its factories as it seeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Volkswagen warned that it expected 2020 to be a difficult year, as it announced production would temporarily cease at plants in Spain, Portugal, Slovakia and Italy before the end of this week.

Most of the company's other factories will begin preparing to suspend production, probably for two or three weeks, VW said.

Chief executive Herbert Diess added: "Given the present significant deterioration in the sales situation and the heightened uncertainty regarding parts supplies to our plants, production is to be suspended in the near future at factories operated by group brands."

Chris

Re: VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:50 pm
by Colin Lambert
As have PSA. (Citroen, Peugeot & Vauxhall)

Re: VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:39 pm
by Deleted User 2278
Even if it was built would you be able to get it delivered? How many car showrooms will remain open? My firm is locking down, by the weekend all its employees will be working from home.

Re: VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:46 am
by Shotto
Wish I had the opportunity to work from home but as I manufacture airplane wings don't think I can bring one home to work on lol

Re: VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:40 am
by Phasio
My sportline was scheduled to be produced next week, doubt thatll happen now.

Re: VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:05 am
by Deleted User 2278
Shotto wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:46 am
Wish I had the opportunity to work from home but as I manufacture airplane wings don't think I can bring one home to work on lol
Roof bars? I have a towbar; what is the weight of a wing!

Re: VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:49 am
by Old and Grumpy
Silverbear wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:05 am
Shotto wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:46 am
Wish I had the opportunity to work from home but as I manufacture airplane wings don't think I can bring one home to work on lol
Roof bars? I have a towbar; what is the weight of a wing!
Length might be more of a problem! :lol:

Re: VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:30 pm
by Deleted User 2278
Old and Grumpy wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:49 am
Silverbear wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:05 am
Shotto wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:46 am
Wish I had the opportunity to work from home but as I manufacture airplane wings don't think I can bring one home to work on lol
Roof bars? I have a towbar; what is the weight of a wing!
Length might be more of a problem! :lol:
Remember Scaramanga’s flying car in The Man With The Golden Gun?

Re: VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:46 pm
by SinglePointSafety
Shotto, that's a totally pathetic excuse. Simply buy a white van (the older the better), open windows on both sides, slide wing in, drive! What could possibly go wrong? Just be careful on narrow roads, try not to decapitate too many cyclists. Bonus: the faster you go.....

Re: VAG Factories Suspending Production

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:16 pm
by Shotto
Old and Grumpy wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:49 am
Silverbear wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:05 am
Shotto wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:46 am
Wish I had the opportunity to work from home but as I manufacture airplane wings don't think I can bring one home to work on lol
Roof bars? I have a towbar; what is the weight of a wing!
Length might be more of a problem! :lol:

27m per side 😂😂😂✈️