BERLIN, March 27 German luxury carmaker Audi
will halt production of the A4 and A5 luxury models at
its Ingolstadt base this week until Thursday due to a parts
shortage after a fire at a supplier, it said on Monday.
Audi produces 1,400 A4 and A5 models per day at the plant,
its largest, so it will lose 5,600 vehicles this week. A fire at
a supplier making front wall cladding had disrupted parts
deliveries, a spokeswoman said on Monday.
About 8,500 of the 43,000 workers Audi employs at the plant
will be affected and will not be working between Monday and
Thursday, she said. Production of A4 and A5 models at a plant in
Neckarsulm had not been affected.
German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported the
stoppages earlier on Monday.
(Reporting by Andreas Cremer; editing by Susan Thomas)