26 April 2021 | David Young
Jaguar Land Rover is suspending production at two UK factories from next week due to a shortage of parts
JLR has announced that its plants in Halewood and Castle Bromwich will shut from today due to a lack of computer chips.
Tata-owned JLR said: "We have adjusted production schedules for certain vehicles which means that our Castle Bromwich and Halewood manufacturing plants will be operating a limited period of non-production from Monday, 26 April.
"We are working closely with affected suppliers to resolve the issues and minimise the impact on customer orders wherever possible."
Production at a third factory, at Solihull, will continue.
JLR is not alone in facing issues with parts supply. Ford is also facing a global shortage of chips, Renault has admitted the issue is worsening while Stellantis has resorted to replacing digital speedometers with older analogue ones in certain models due to supply chain issues.
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