Audi cuts 10,000 employees

Audi cuts 10,000 employees

January 19, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

It is noteworthy that the reason is not a desire to free up funds for the development of new directions of Audi. It turned out to be more commonplace.

German premium brand Audi has decided to lay off 10,000 employees. The Financial Times was informed about this by CEO Mark Duesmann. The reason was the global shortage of semiconductor components. Note that it is observed not only in Audi, but also in almost half of the automakers.

The shortage was triggered by a sharp increase in sales of new cars in China amid the coronavirus epidemic – thus, Chinese residents tried to minimize contacts in public transport. At the moment, semiconductor companies do not have time to complete all orders.

Audi, Volkswagen, Ford and Daimler have already revised their production plan for the first quarter downward. A little later, they were followed by eminent Japanese brands.

For this reason, keeping a large staff for Audi is now unprofitable.