Jaguar Land Rover output at two UK plants hit by chips shortage

Output at two of Jaguar Land Rover’s British car factories will be temporarily halted from Monday

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Signs are seen outside the Jaguar Land Rover plant at Halewood in Liverpool, northern England. Photo:Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Output at two of Jaguar Land Rover’s British car factories will be temporarily halted from Monday, due to COVID-19 supply chain disruption, including a lack of semi-conductors, the firm said on Thursday.

“We have adjusted production schedules for certain vehicles which means that our Castle Bromwich and Halewood manufacturing plants will be operating a limited period of non-production from Monday 26th April,” the Tata Motors-owned firm said.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven up demand for semiconductor chips for use in electronics like computers, as people worked from home, and suppliers are struggling to adjust, hitting output at a number of automakers.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Kate Holton)

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First Published: Thu, April 22 2021. 15:52 IST