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This article was published on April 22, 2021

Jaguar Land Rover shutters two factories over worldwide chip shortages

It's only temporary, but production is looking a little fried

Jaguar Land Rover shutters two factories over worldwide chip shortages
Matthew Beedham
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Matthew Beedham

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Matthew is the editor of SHIFT. He likes electric cars, and other things with wheels, wings, or hulls. Matthew is the editor of SHIFT. He likes electric cars, and other things with wheels, wings, or hulls.

British automaker Jaguar Land Rover is temporarily shuttering two of its main factories over chip shortages that are plaguing much of the automotive industry.

JLR said there is going to be a limited period of closure at its Halewood and Castle Bromwich plants in the UK, from Monday, BBC reports.

Since the outbreak of coronavirus, all kinds of tech manufacturers have been affected by silicon chip shortages which have come as a knock-on effect of factory closures in Asia.

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“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 26th April,” the company said in a statement.

Production at the marque’s Solihull factory will continue as normal.

So what’s the prognosis for customers? Well, you might have to wait a little longer for delivery if you’ve ordered a factory new Jag or Landy recently. Sit tight.


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