Semiconductor crisis: Nissan’s record annual loss, Ford expects 50% capacity in second quarter Car News


BMW has been largely untouched by the crisis so far, but, like other manufacturers, has been forced to shut down the Mini production line in Oxford at short notice due to the drying up of the supply of semi -conductors.

The situation has now turned into a dispute between the company and the workers’ union Unite, following BMW’s refusal to use the government’s holiday program to pay workers during a succession of shutdowns. production. According to the Oxford Mail, BMW has threatened to suspend workers’ wages unless Unite agrees to new contract terms, which the union considers unfavorable for workers.

Responding to a statement from Unite condemning BMW’s decision not to use the leave program, a spokesperson for the manufacturer told the Oxford Mail: “BMW Group was surprised to read the press release of Unite, as the company is in advanced negotiations with the union regarding potential arrangements to ensure that associates’ monthly base salary is maintained during these current work stoppages, including those that have already occurred. “


Nissan reported a record annual loss of 150.65 billion yen, or around 981 million pounds, attributed to production cuts caused by the pandemic associated with the global semiconductor shortage.

The shortage has been exacerbated in recent months by a fire at a chip factory in Japan and power outages in Texas, a hot spot for chip factories, according to Automotive News Europe. The shortage also caused Nissan to delay its planned global expansion, halt production of the note and make production adjustments in the North American market in the last quarter.

“It is very difficult to predict what the shortage will be because we have all recognized the challenge and we are all working hand in hand to remedy the situation,” said Ashwani Gupta, Chief Operating Officer of Nissan. The automaker’s problem is quite a challenge for the auto industry. “


Stellantis previously said the outgoing Peugeot 308 will see its production run with an analog dashboard, rather than the digital setup that was introduced as part of a facelift in 2020.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-14 14:03:00