The Volkswagen site in Wolfsburg is currently affected by an IT issue affecting production. A Volkswagen spokeswoman confirmed this online. It was a network hardware failure that occurred shortly after noon. Work is currently underway to solve the problem, and its extent is not yet clear.
“According to the current state of analysis, it is unlikely that an external attack was the cause of the system malfunction,” the spokeswoman said. We are working hard to solve the problem. Volkswagen’s crisis team was called in to deal with this disturbance.
The extent is analyzed
The spokeswoman was unable to determine the extent of the disruption’s impact on production. Production at the main plant in Wolfsburg as well as in Emden, Osnabrück and Zwickau is currently halted, Handelsblatt newspaper reported. Nothing is currently happening in the offices at the Wolfsburg headquarters either. A Volkswagen spokeswoman was unable to confirm this information due to controversy on the Internet, and the issue is currently still being analyzed.
At the end of August, Volkswagen’s rival, Toyota, experienced an IT problem that temporarily shut down 28 production lines at 14 assembly plants in Japan. The reason was a problem with the computer system used to manage spare parts orders, which meant that parts required for production could no longer be purchased.
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