Volkswagen de Mexico joined the technical stops announced by General Motors and Audi Mexico, after a shortage of natural gas as a result of a cold wave in the United States that caused blackouts in various parts of the Latin American country.
The company stated that “in order to comply with the requirements to limit natural gas consumption requested by the competent authorities, Volkswagen de Mexico will adjust its production.”
The German company said, in a statement, that it will stop production on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19, in the production sector of the Jetta.
To produce the Taos SUV and Golf sedan, manufacturing will be revised on Friday, February 19. The company said that “workers in these sectors will enter into a technical strike scheme.”
For its part, the shortage of natural gas supplies has also forced Audi to carry out a technical strike from Wednesday until the current state of fuel cuts is restored, El Economista has published.
Audi Mexico issued a statement confirming the strike and stressing that it was due to a shortage of natural gas supplies due to the frost in the United States.
General Motors has also stopped operations at its plant in Silao, in central Mexico, since Tuesday night for the same reason.
The company confirmed to Reuters that the complex is still suspended and that it will return to production “when gas supplies return to an optimal level.”