Feb 18, 2020

Coronavirus: Jaguar Land Rover 'shipping parts in suitcases'

Jaguar Land Rover has flown in parts in suitcases as the effects of coronavirus take a toll on the carmaker's supply chain. "We are safe for this week and we are safe for next week and in the third week we have ... parts missing," Mr Speth said at an event in Coventry. "We have flown parts in suitcases from China to the UK," he said. Fiat Chrysler last week announced it would shut a plant in Serbia due to missing parts from the country; labour union officials in the US have also said they fear production halts at firms such as General Motors due to shortages. Production is not the only part of the firm's operations affected by the outbreak.

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