Opel Tsunami Parts Shortage: Much Ado About ...

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
opel tsunami parts shortage much ado about

New twist in GM’s hunt for the elusive carpart: Opel’s Eisenach plant will resume normal operations tomorrow, Tuesday. It was reported to suffer a serious shortage of Japanese parts.

According to Automobilwoche [sub], the Opel Corsa that is built there has a Japanese ECU. However, said Japanese manufacturer has plants outside of Japan which took up the slack. After a short two shift interruption today, it will be business as usual tomorrow.

No word from Zaragoza, which suffered from the same ailment, but it is a fair assumption that Zaragoza will get the same medicine. Information is hard to come by. Automobilwoche had to call the head of the Eisenach Works Council, Harald Lieske.

Now what about the corporate-wide halt of non-essential spending and travel? All clear on that also?

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