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Volkswagen suspends production in German Plant

Snapshot: The Emden plant, which employs nearly 10,000 workers, is on halt Monday and Tuesday as a supplier to Sitech Sitztechnik GmbH is having delivery problems.

German marque, Volkswagen AG is suspending production of cars at one of its biggest German facility for two days in this week, due to shortage of seat covers, a spokesman for the German car manufacturer  said on Monday. Production in Emden, VW’s northern German plant, which employs nearly 10,000 workers is on halt since Monday and also on Tuesday.

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According to a spokesperson at VW’s Wolfsburg headquarters, a supplier to Sitech Sitztechnik GmbH, which is the company's in-house maker of vehicle seating is having delivery issues, thereby halting the production line in the plant. "We are in contact with the supplier," he said. "The cancelled production shifts will be made up for."

Being adjacent to one of the largest vehicle transshipment ports of Europe, the Emden factory builds the VW Passat sedan, coupe and estate models and components as well. The plant is spread over an area of 4,100,000 sq.m. and produces 264,000 units last year with the current daily output at 1,250 cars, as told by the spokesman.

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