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VW’s Skoda says Ukraine supply partner restarting wire harness production – Metro US

VW’s Skoda says Ukraine supply partner restarting wire harness production

FILE PHOTO: A logo is seen on a wheel of
FILE PHOTO: A logo is seen on a wheel of a Skoda Octavia car after a presentation of the company’s annual results in Mlada Boleslav

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech carmaker Skoda Auto, part of the Volkswagen Group, said on Tuesday its supply partner in Ukraine had decided to restart production of wire harnesses as the carmaker works through supply bottlenecks.

Skoda stopped production of one model earlier this month because of wire harness shortages caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Our partner…in Ukraine decided to restart production of wire harnesses this week, with full service and full security for workers there,” a Skoda official said at the company’s 2021 earnings presentation, adding production could also be ramped up at an alternative factory.

(Reporting by Jason Hovet; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)

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