Supply-chain woes cause 3-week shutdown at Daimler plant
German carmaker Daimler is shutting down production at its plant in Kecskemét (82 km southeast of Budapest) for three weeks because of a parts shortage caused by supplier troubles, but will use the downtime to carry out routine maintenance and make preparations for serial production of a new model, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary said, according to state news wire MTI.
The production shutdown affects the 30th, 31st, and 32nd calendar weeks, a period ending August 15.
Daimler shut down production at its plant in Hungary for periods in January and April because of the global chip shortage.
The company turned out more than 160,000 vehicles at the plant in Kecskemét last year.
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