The Volkswagen plant, located in Navarra, will close temporarily on Friday, January 27 due to supply problems with logistics parts. Specifically, the material that is most scarce is the airbag control unit. The company has come to consider the possibility of building cars without this part, although they have had to discard the idea due to the poor subsequent recovery conditions recorded by the car system after the use of this prevention material, according to reports the company committee to the union sources of Europa Press.
“We’re still having the same MIB supply issues for the Polo and Taigo this week and next, which will result in incomplete cars being produced. Add to that the gear stick, so we’ll be mounting Audi sticks for a while. week But what leads us not to produce next Friday is the lack of an airbag control unit for one day, which, although it has been considered to assemble cars without it, has been ruled out due to the painful conditions of its subsequent recovery”, explained the section UGT union.
The objective, as they have pointed out, “continues to be non-stop, even if it is at the cost of producing incomplete cars, but on this occasion, the issue of the switchboard and the difficulty of its recovery forces us to introduce the last day of the industrial day that was foreseen in the 2023 calendar agreement agreed by UGT, among others”.
“Consulted the management about the forecast of special needs for said Friday, it has been answered that in principle there are not and, if there are, they will be informed as quickly as possible,” they have transferred from the UGT. In this sense, they will ask the management, with respect to the courses that are underway, such as the revisionist one, that “they be notified as soon as possible if next Friday, the day of industrial work, the course is suspended or maintained with what would remain pending for them to enjoy that day of the Industrial Day”, and that, “if there are ERTE days, the course will be maintained and that day will not be included in the file”.
“We must value the tools (three days of industrial workday) with which we endow ourselves in the 2023 calendar agreement agreed by UGT, among others, to face the situation of uncertainty, which has not ended, regarding the supply of parts refers And also, managing to find the combination to face the current situation, with a calendar that we understand is social”, they added.
Now it only remains to see if this logistical problem stops sooner than expected so that it is not necessary to adapt this measure.