Tata Motors’ UK subsidiary, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has halted productions at two of its plants from April 26 due to shortage of semiconductor chips — a problem that has hit automakers around the world.
Supply chain disruption has led to the temporary production halt at plants in Castle Bromwich, near Birmingham, and in Halewood, near Liverpool. Manufacturing at its Solihull plant in England’s West Midlands region would not be interrupted, the company stated.
Semiconductor shortage causing supply chain disorders are likely to impact production schedules and JLR’s ability to meet consumer demand for some of the models, stated the company release.
Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, General Motors, Ford, Daimler, Stellantis are among the major car manufacturers that have been forced to temporarily halt production because of non-availability of semiconductors.
Pent-up demand in 2020 increased the requirement of semiconductors, as it is also used in electronic goods. Chip shortage has hit automakers and telecom companies that heavily rely on this crucial unit.