Nissan to suspend production at Sunderland as Covid hits supply lines

Nissan is partially suspending production at its Sunderland plant as the coronavirus pandemic hits its supply lines.

The car giant will close one of its two production lines tomorrow, Friday, January 22, due to a shortage of parts as a result of congestion at ports brought on by the global pandemic.

Line One at the plant, which produces Leaf and Qashqai, is expected to resume production as normal at the beginning of next week.

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The factory is currently not operating at weekends, so the stoppage tomorrow should only affect workers on two shifts for one day of production.

Nissan is suspending one line at its Sunderland plant tomorrow

A Nissan spokesman said factory chiefs were hopeful that the line would be able to restart on Monday as normal: “Production on Line One at the plant has been paused due to supply chain disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

"We anticipate that production will resume on Monday next week.”

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