Volkswagen management has proposed closing the Pamplona factory in October due to the shortage of engines, the UGT informed after the meeting of the Tracking Union Commission.
At the meeting it was explained that the new WLTP (Globally Harmonized Procedures for Light Vehicle Testing) has delayed manufacturing by suppliers of injectors and vacuum pumps, which in turn causes a lack in the supply of engines, mainly the TSI 1.0.
This, together with the strategic decision of the group to strengthen the manufacturing of the Golf, since the German plants are the ones that have closed the most, results in that from the plant Volkswagen Navarra has been proposed to stop the production a total of 5 days, in principle, that will be confirmed or deactivated with the confirmation of delivery of engines, which is done two weeks in advance.
Pamplona has made a counter offer with two alternatives: close alternate days to see if engines arrive and you can save a day (the days would be October 26, November 2, 9 and 16 and December 7) or close the days continuously between October 26 and November 2, both inclusive.
In Volkswagen Navarra an ERTE of eight days was already applied in summer, with the agreement of the union majority, to face the lack of engines and it was agreed that future scarcity situations would not be addressed by a file of this type.