Emden, Germany — Regular series production at Volkswagen’s Emden site will begin again on Monday (29 August) following a stoppage due to seat trim supply issues.
As UTECH-polyurethane.com reported previously, production ceased at VW’s Emden plant twice in August – Monday, August 8 to Tuesday, August 9 and again from Thursday, 18 August – due to a supplier CarTrim’s failure to deliver close covers for seating to VW’s in-house seating producer, Sitech Sitztechnik.
Christine Sing, communications for Sitech Sitztechnik, said: “Regular series production will start again on Monday, 29 August.
“There are some cars that are without seating at the site but we are now producing these seats.” She added: “Parts of Sitech are currently working to put seating in cars that have not got seating.”
A statement from Katrin Raczek, Volkswagen corporate communications, said an “agreement has been reached in the negotiations.”
“It has been agreed that the content of the agreement will remain confidential. The suppliers will resume supplies to Volkswagen in the near future and the plants which were affected are therefore preparing step-by-step for the resumption of production,” it said.