Suzuki shuttering production for 2 weeks
The Suzuki plant in Esztergom (45 km northeast of Budapest) will shut down for two weeks from September 6-18 due to a lack of semiconductors, writes leading business daily Világgazdaság.
The working hours will be made up with future rest days going forward.
A company spokesman said the automaker would take advantage of the production break by continuing work on its "smart factory," automating new material handling, improving the immediate work environment, and taking further steps toward carbon neutrality.
Magyar Suzuki Zrt. switched to a shift schedule in July due to the lack of semiconductors, and production was suspended in August due to annual maintenance work.
Last week, German carmaker Daimler announced temporarily shutting down production at its plant in Kecskemét due to parts shortages.
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