Volkswagen Mexico extends partial production stop in Puebla plant -union document

The Mexican unit of German automaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will extend a production stop at one of its segments in a plant at the central state of Puebla that produces the popular Jetta model from Oct. 6 to 15, a labor union document showed on Tuesday.

It comes as the industry is facing a worldwide semiconductor shortage after manufacturers shifted production toward laptops, cell phones and video games during the pandemic.

Volkswagen in Mexico did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Automakers such as General Motors (GM.N), Volkswagen and Ford have suspended operations several times this year.

In early September, the United States and Mexico agreed to create a working group on supply chains of semiconductor manufacturers to promote their proper functioning and reduce the region’s vulnerability to the lack of supplies.