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Shanghai epidemic control and upgrading Tesla, SAIC Volkswagen and other car companies have been forced to stop production!
Mar 31, 2022 15:04CST
Tesla, SAIC-Volkswagen and other car companies have been forced to stop production! With the escalation of the epidemic in Shanghai, regional control has been implemented in many local districts, and the offline operations of many car companies have also been affected, issuing notices to suspend production one after another. First, on March 28, it was reported that Tesla planned to suspend production activities at his super factory in Shanghai from March 28 to 5 am on April 1, starting in the early hours of March 28 and ending at 5 am on April 1.

SMM March 31: with the escalation of the epidemic in Shanghai, local areas began to implement regional control, many car companies' offline operations have also been affected, have issued a suspension of production notice.

First, on March 28, it was reported that Tesla planned to suspend production activities at his super factory in Shanghai from March 28 to 5 am on April 1, starting in the early hours of March 28 and ending at 5 am on April 1.

In response, Tesla, a relevant responsible person in China, said that Tesla has always adhered to the responsibility of the main body of epidemic prevention, strictly implemented various requirements for epidemic prevention and control, and arranged work at any time in accordance with the government's epidemic prevention policy.

This is not the first time Tesla has suspended operations in Shanghai because of the epidemic. On March 16 and 17, Tesla's Shanghai factory suspended its business for two days to meet government requirements for nucleic acid testing and other epidemic prevention requirements.

On March 31, a spokesman for Volkswagen Group said that the Shanghai plant jointly operated by Volkswagen and SAIC would be partially closed from Thursday due to difficulties in purchasing parts during the epidemic, but did not provide more details. including when production can resume, or which parts and models have been particularly affected. The spokesman said the company will provide up-to-date information every day.

In fact, SAIC-Volkswagen Shanghai plant also stopped production for two days in March, when a Volkswagen China spokesman said that stopping production for two days would not have much impact because capacity could be recovered through flexible overtime.

In addition, there are media reports that Shanghai GM used a closed method to maintain production during the Shanghai epidemic blockade, while German car supplier Bosch revealed that the company's two factories in Shanghai are reducing staff. ThyssenKrupp said it had closed a powertrain plant in Shanghai until April 6, while Hino Motors, a subsidiary of Toyota, also suspended production at its engine plant in Shanghai during the outbreak.

Recently, a person familiar with the matter said that Amboft, an auto parts maker, informed workers at a Shanghai factory to stay at home on March 29, in which a spokesman declined to comment on the plant shutdown. But said that the company is implementing government epidemic prevention measures, customers' production will not be affected.

It is reported that Amboft is one of the largest manufacturers of car wiring harness in China, supplying almost all Chinese automakers. As an important component of the automobile, the wire harness is a key part of the vehicle electrical system, which is used to lay miles of car cable. Without the wire harness, the car cannot be manufactured. The above-mentioned factories are mainly supplied by Tesla and Shanghai GM.

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