Press: Škoda Auto faces production stoppage over supplier’s problems

The Czech-based, German-owned Škoda Auto car maker faces a production stoppage due to problems of one its suppliers, Delphi Packard, the daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Thursday. The company, which supplies wiring for Škoda cars, has announced the closure of its plant in the Czech Republic by the end of May 2011. Its employees have failed to reach an agreement with the plant’s management on severance packages, and are planning to go on an unlimited strike. Škoda Auto had to limit production two weeks ago because another of its suppliers was hit by the floods that swept northern Bohemia earlier this month. Full production at Škoda only resumed last week.

Author: Jan Richter