Volvo closes Torslandafabriken – again

Volvo Cars is forced to close the Torslanda factory again, Göteborgs-Posten reports.

Five shifts are stopped due to semiconductor failure.

  • This is something the whole industry has problems with at the moment, says Volvo’s spokesperson Ben Foulds.

On Friday, Volvo announced that production will be stopped between March 27 and 28 due to the semiconductor shortage.

The problems remain and now production is paused for another five shifts.

“I can confirm that we will stop five shifts between March 31 and April 1,” said spokesman Ben Foulds.

  • The reason is the same as before with the ongoing situation with a shortage of semiconductors, something that the entire industry has problems with at the moment.

Not due to the war in Ukraine

The shortage should not be linked to the war in Ukraine, but should have to do with the problems faced during the entire corona pandemic.

An increasing spread of infection in China with new city closures means that production is also affected there.

  • It is an impact in China, linked partly to the lack of semiconductors and partly to covid-19, says Ben Foulds.

Volvo expects to be able to make up for lost production at a later date.