Volkswagen suspends Polish production amid Ukraine supply disruptions

Volkswagen will suspend production at its Polish plants in Poznan and Wrzesna from 10 March due to supply chain disruption as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Crisis teams at VW Hanover and VW Poznan are working on finding alternative sources of supply, the firm tells Kallanish. Among the input materials experiencing shortages are wiring harnesses, which are sourced from Ukraine.

VW Poznan is meanwhile supporting the Polish Red Cross in delivering aid to refugees from Ukraine.

“Immediately after the outbreak of war, at the group level, but also directly at Volkswagen Poznan, we summoned crisis teams to determine on an ongoing basis the possible effects on our operations of the war, and carry out all activities necessary to ensure the production stoppage is as short as possible,” says Volkswagen Poznan chief executive Dietmar Mnich.

The Polish division of VW produces some 200,000 commercial vehicles per year.

Adam Smith Germany