Volkswagen Zwickau Germany: ramp-up visible despite supply chain disruptions
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Surprisingly, real-time geolocation data shows an unexpected increase in activity levels in late May 2022 and even more so from mid-June.
Disruptions in the supply chain have forced major German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) to cut shifts at its Zwickau plant earlier this year with an unknown green light.
German industrial intelligence provider Fygen.com has seen a 200% surge from the end of May, with activity levels already remaining low over the past 2 months. More recently, a further increase in activity levels was seen earlier this week.
Volkswagen in February this year failed to secure the supply of electric cables from Ukraine, where it was forced to shut down two of its German plants in Zwickau and Dresden with an unknown green light. Daily production has dropped to just 900 cars.
Interestingly, Fygen observed an increase in activity levels, indicating increases in factory output and shift changes, as confirmed by a recent local report. This also means that daily production can increase again to 1300 cars.
The plant in western Saxony is Volkswagen’s largest location for electric vehicles in Europe. The models ID.3, ID.4, ID.5 and more roll off the assembly line in Zwickau. Daily production in three-shift operation is around 1,300 vehicles.
To closely follow its development in real-time, German industrial intelligence data provider Fygen.com offers an exclusive and comprehensive monitoring service on the ongoing chip shortage crisis.
Fygen.com states that while striving to provide the most accurate and reliable data, it cannot be ruled out that observations in the data may be caused or influenced by other external factors and that inaccuracies may therefore arise.
Fygen.com is the world’s leading factory monitoring data provider. It helps its customers monitor occupancy rates and activity levels of potentially more than 3 million industrial sites worldwide.