VW's Polish units to halt production amid supply chain problems


The Polish unit of vehicle maker Volkswagen will temporarily halt production at two Polish plants, in Poznan and in Wrzesnia, as of March 10, due to supply problems caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the company wrote in a press release.

The German company has already slowed production at its main Wolfsburg plant.

"The reason for the suspension are disruptions in supply chains caused by the war in Ukraine," the company said.

The Volkswagen units set up crisis management teams "to find alternative sources of supplies," the statement read.

Some components used by the plants are produced in Ukraine, said Patrycja Kasprzyk, spokeswoman for VW's Polish subsidiary.

Volkswagen Poznan manufactures the Caddy and Transporter vans. With employment at 11,000, the company is one of the biggest employers in the region.