More Brazilian automakers cut or halt production amid rising Covid-19 cases, chip shortage

Volvo and Scania are the latest automakers in Brazil to halt or scale back production amid rising Covid-19 rates and supply chain disruptions, sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday March 25.

Others may follow soon, they added.
Scania - which makes trucks, buses and engines at its facility at the São Bernardo do Campo industrial hub in the southeastern state of São Paulo - will cease operations from March 26 to April 4, the company said on Monday. Operations are expected to be normalized on April 5.

The company said the decision was based on “a combination of reasons”, including supporting the authorities in reducing the number...


Renato Rostás

March 25, 2021

14:17 GMT

São Paulo