Daimler in Bremen: Lines stand still again – economy

The group would like to use the time when the production lines in the Bremen plant are idle for maintenance work.  Photo: Daimler AG

The group would like to use the time when the production lines in the Bremen plant are idle for maintenance work.

Photo: Daimler AG

Because there are still delivery bottlenecks for semiconductors, the production lines at the Daimler plant in Bremen will come to a standstill in the coming week. However, the group wants to use the time for other purposes.

Correspondents: Markus Grabitz (mgr)

Stuttgart – The semiconductor shortage will hinder work in the Daimler plant in Bremen in the coming week. A company spokesman said: “The Bremen plant is adapting the driving style due to the ongoing delivery bottleneck.” The plant used the time when the production lines were idle for maintenance work. Preparations for the start of production of new models were also in progress. The all-electric E-Class EQE for Germany and the world market is to be produced in the Bremen plant. The affected employees at the Bremen plant are mostly sent on short-time work.

Lockdown in Malaysia hits the whole industry

In all other Daimler plants worldwide, on the other hand, work should run largely without restrictions, the Daimler spokesman continued. The lockdown imposed because of the corona pandemic in Malaysia had hit the entire chip-dependent industry hard. In Malaysia, semiconductor manufacturers from all over the world have the final steps carried out. Supply bottlenecks for semiconductors are expected well into next year. As a result, Daimler and many other manufacturers cannot produce as many vehicles as the order books give. The delivery times for new vehicles have increased dramatically.

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