Sep 1, 2021

Vauxhall Motors still suffering from chip shortage

The global shortage of computer chips has had a significant impact on the car industry and is unlikely to improve before the end of the year, according to Vauxhall Motors. Vauxhall's managing director Paul Wilcox told the BBC that the industry is facing a "Problem" for the next two or three months. As car factories tried to ramp up their output, they found that the available supplies of semiconductors had already been snapped up by other industries, notably the consumer electronics sector, which was experiencing a boom in sales. Mr Wilcox said he saw no need for a major overhaul of supply chains as a result of the current crisis. "The investment of £100m obviously gives surety of jobs, gives stability in terms of the the workforce and stability to the supply chain, which in that part of the UK is obviously very important."

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