Drive Wire for August 22nd, 2016: Volkswagen Suspends Some Production due to Supplier Squabble

Decision affects more than 27,000 employees—and could cost the company more than $100 million.

byThe Drive Staff| PUBLISHED Aug 22, 2016 5:08 PM

On Drive Wire today, The Drive discusses the news that Volkswagen has been forced to temporarily shut down part of several factories due to a dispute with its suppliers. A disagreement over a contract with a group of suppliers owned by Prevent Group has led VW to suspend some production at six facilities, including the Wolfsburg assembly plant where some VW Golf models are made. Industry analysts suggest the move, which will result in reduced hours for more than 27,000 employees, could cost the company more than $100 million in lost gross profits. For more on the story, check out the video above.