AutosFlooding forces Audi to scale back production in Ingolstadt

Flooding forces Audi to scale back production in Ingolstadt

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6:42 AM EDT, June 4, 2024

The intense natural disaster that German services have been battling for several days is increasingly affecting the functioning of the local economy. For instance, Audi has decided to limit production in Ingolstadt.

On Monday, June 3, Audi announced a halt in production on two of the three shifts at the Ingolstadt plant. This decision stems from insufficient labor - due to flooding, some workers cannot reach the plant.

"This is in response to the intensifying flooding situation in the region," Audi stated, adding that the flood has not directly threatened the plant. Consequently, production restrictions are expected for the Q2 and A3 models. Ordered vehicles may reach customers later than planned.

Audi's decision is only the tip of the iceberg. Other companies and organizations are also facing increasingly serious problems caused by the flood. Parts of the Rhine, a crucial transportation route, have been closed to shipping, and hydroelectric power plants are operating with reduced efficiency. All of this impacts the local economy's functioning.

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