Volvo Trucks will once again suspend production in Ghent. The firm has been facing a global shortage for several weeks, caused by the epidemic.
The global shortage of semiconductors caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will lead to a new shutdown of production at Volvo Cars in Ghent by the end of the week.
It is an increase in demand for computer products and game consoles that has caused this shortage.
A lack of electronic chips
The cause is an increase in demand for computer products and game consoles, caused by containment.
Dozens of electronic chips are used today in the automotive industry. But these electronic components or chips, essential to ever more connected vehicles, are out of stock. It is therefore the entire industry that suffers, because today, the shortage is global.