Jaguar output on Castle Bromwich (file photo) and Hailwood is affected
Tata Motors’ Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is another automaker that has temporarily closed its factory due to a shortage of microprocessors.
JLR told the BBC that there will be a “limited time” closure on the sites of Halewood (Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoc) and Castle Bromwich (Jaguar) starting Monday. Solihull (Range Rover) is unaffected at this time. Land Rover Defender and full-size Discovery are assembled in Slovakia, and Austrian Magna Steyr manufactures the Jaguar i-Pace.
In a statement quoted by the BBC, JLR said:
“We work closely with affected suppliers to resolve issues and minimize the impact on customer orders as much as possible.”
The BBC added that Renault warned today (April 22) that the chip shortage was worsening.
On Wednesday, Stellantis announced that it would replace its digital speedometer with an analog one of its Peugeot models amid a continuing shortage.
Dominic Tribe, an automotive sector specialist at management consultancy Vendigital, said: “The global semiconductor market is currently estimated to be worth $ 433 billion and is expected to grow further by 8.4% this year. It is incredibly challenging and the competition for supplies is fierce.”
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