World Chip Crisis: Daimler sends thousands in short-time working

16:00  21 april  2021
16:00  21 april  2021 Source:   dw.com

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In view of global delivery bottlenecks of important electronic components, the car maker Daimler sends at least two locations thousands of employees again at least two locations.

Daimler schickt wegen Chipkrise Tausende Mitarbeiter in Kurzarbeit. © Marijan Murat / DPA Daimler sends thousands of employees in short work because of chip crisis.

is affected by DPA information, a large part of the employees of Mercedes works in Rastatt and Bremen. Daimler announced on Wednesday on request, for which concerned employees at both locations, short-time work was requested from this Friday to the end of the next week.

In Bremer plant, more than 12,000 employees are employed, in Rastatt around 6500. Exempted from short-time work, employees in both locations in "strategic projects" and so-called basic functions, this includes, for example, the areas of maintenance and supply as well as qualification topics. First, local media had reported on the short-working plans at the respective locations.

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The employees of both works as well as the location in the Hungarian Kecskemét had already been sent to short-time working at the beginning of the year because of the chip crisis. Daimler did not comment on request on request to the question of whether short-time work is now planned for further works. One is in exchange with the semiconductor suppliers and passe "if necessary" the "driving ways in individual works, it was only. The situation is Volatil, you drive in sight.

The global problems with the replenishment of electronics chips also force other autoconzes for weeks to interruptions of production. Most recently, for example, Volkswagen had sent thousands of employees in the factory in Emden in the short-time working.

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