VW Golf hybrid production hit by battery cell shortage22.February 2021
Volkswagen’s biggest plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, is struggling to meet strong demand for the Golf model due to shortages of battery cells for hybrid versions and semiconductor components, the company’s labor leader told a German newspaper.
Jaguar Land Rover to cut 2,000 salaried jobs18.February 2021
Jaguar Land Rover expects to reduce its global salaried workforce by about 2,000 people in the next financial year as the U.K. automaker cuts costs under new CEO Thierry Bollore.
German automakers fear production snags from virus border checks15.February 2021
Restrictions at Germany’s border with the Czech Republic risk severing automotive supply lines and could spark a wave of production stoppages, according to Germany’s VDA automaker association.
Daimler braces for questions about job cuts after truck spinoff9.February 2021
While Daimler’s blockbuster plan to split up its car and truck divisions thrilled investors this week, the Mercedes-Benz maker also prepared for the reaction of workers concerned about job security.
Skoda’s lack of chips can complicate production1.February 2021
Škoda Auto, the automaker from Mladá Boleslav, has faced a shortage of chips as part of its bulk equipment in its cars. This could lead to interruptions or cuts to production of some models, said Martina Gillichová, a spokeswoman for Škoda Auto, last week.
VW cuts output further over semiconductor shortage14.January 2021
Volkswagen said it would further cut car production at its Wolfsburg plant in northern Germany due to a shortage of semiconductors that has hit the industry worldwide.
Nissan plans more European cuts, report says3.January 2021
Nissan plans to further reduce its presence in Europe, including outsourcing sales of its cars to alliance partner Renault, according to a Japanese newspaper.
VW returned to profit in third quarter29.October 2020
Volkswagen Group returned to profitability in the third quarter, helped by a surge in demand in China, despite an overall drop in global vehicle deliveries during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Skoda plans to shift some production to Germany, Slovakia11.September 2020
Skoda plans to shift production of some high-earning models to other VW Group plants outside the Czech Republic, the automaker’s trade union boss said on Thursday.
Mitsubishi Chairman Masuko steps down7.August 2020
Mitsubishi Motors Chairman Osamu Masuko retires, citing health reasons, after leading the automakers through more than a decade.
Diess: VW Group management reshuffle will continue3.August 2020
Volkswagen Group is not done reshuffling its management, CEO Herbert Diess told a German newspaper in an interview.
Tatra keeps production unlike many automakers across Europe27.July 2020
The coronavirus pandemic in Europe has temporarily shut down production in many factories of European and overseas automakers. Only a few of them did not close their operations: Tatra Trucks is one of them.
VW pays nearly $10M to end proceedings against chairman21.May 2020
Volkswagen Group has agreed to pay 9 million euros ($9.9 million) in a deal with a German court to end legal proceedings against its chairman and CEO, who were accused of holding back market-moving information on rigged emissions tests.
Toyota, PSA extend shutdown at Czech plant13.May 2020
TPCA, a joint venture of Toyota and PSA Group, has extended the shutdown of its plant in Kolin, Czech Republic, until at least May 25.
Benzina wants to double the number of stations in Slovakia11.May 2020
Benzina plans to continue the investment in expanding and developing its Slovak network also this year. The leader of the Czech market ended last year with ten filling stations in Slovakia, and it plans to double their number this year.
Ford to restart European manufacturing production28.April 2020
Ford confirmed today that it intends to restart initial production at most of its main continental European vehicle and engine plants from May 4.
PSA says demand to fall sharply22.April 2020
PSA Group warned of sharp fall in demand for autos this year due to the coronavirus crisis after posting a 15.6 percent drop in first-quarter revenue.
SEAT Martorell: from making cars to ventilators1.April 2020
The SEAT Leon line at the Martorell plant starts to produce automated ventilators to collaborate with the healthcare system in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Going from producing cars to ventilators in record time is the result of the intense work of many SEAT employees. The project is still in development phase and the ventilators are waiting the final homologation.
VW extends production halt in Germany27.March 2020
Volkswagen Group will extend stops to production in Germany as it deals with fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. VW said that it was responding to weakening demand and supply chain disruptions.