Stellantis shuts down its Rennes plant

The Rennes plant of Stellantis is on hold due to difficulties in supplying semiconductors. Activity is expected to resume on July 1.

The semiconductor crisis is not not finished yet. And the Stellantis factory of La Janais, near Rennes (Brittany) pays the price. Arrested since June 22 in the evening, she will reopen on July 1st.

The fault of the shortage of semiconductors affecting the automotive world today. Essential parts for the production of vehicles assembled in the factory. Let us thus quote the Peugeot 5008 or the Citroën C5 Aircross. The lack of parts would affect especially car radios.

Stellantis exploits this factory shutdown

Waiting, the 2,000 employees of the site are therefore at a standstill. However, they will not remain inactive. A training device will indeed be implemented. This in order to make build people’s skills and not leave them without activity with loss of wages”according to a press release.

” This is a phenomenon that is beyond our control and to which unfortunately there is not much we can dorecalls this press release from the factory relayed by AFP. We have a clean cut and we will resumehowever, ensures the management of the company.

The CFDT union also reacted to this production stoppage. This was “unfortunately predictable”. Testifies to this shutdown of the Sochaux plantwhich lasts for a week. In August 2021, the Rennes plant had already been shut down.

Other factories affected by the semiconductor crisis

This decision is reminiscent of that taken by Renault. Losange has stopped its factories on several occasions. In April, the factory in Douai (North) had been shut down. The preceding month, Batilly (Meurthe-et-Moselle) and Cleon (Seine-Maritime) had suffered the same fate.

However, despite these difficulties, the firm headed by Luca de Meo succeeded in store various cars. She can now face the months to come in a slightly more serene way and offer a vehicle for purchase in 30 days top chrono. Which is far from being the case for all brands.

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