Parts shortage to shut Škoda plant for longer than originally planned

A shortage of parts means that the Škoda Auto car plant in the Central Bohemian town of Mladá Boleslav will be closed for longer than originally planned, the company’s trade union weekly reported on Thursday. A factory-wide holiday had been declared for the first two weeks of August but this break will now continue into the week after that.

Škoda Auto, one of the Czech Republic’s biggest exporters, has had problems sourcing computer chips and other components.

Author: Ian Willoughby