Craftsman Stellantis, created by Fiat Chrysler and PSA attachments, warned that global semiconductor deficits would boost production in the second quarter compared to the first three months of the year.
The warning from the world’s fourth-largest carmaker echoes the forecast VolkswagenWhich told its brand executives from April to June to expect a worse situation.
The lack of chips was due to an unexpected return to demand for cars late last year, which coincided with a drop in demand due to the carnovirus crisis. Booming Consumer Electronics Market.
According to IHS Markit, artisans from all over the world were caught, and the first chapter had to cut output up to 1.3 meters or lazy or reproduce.
Ford, which competes directly with FCA brands such as Jeep and Ram, expects to cut its production by half in the second quarter, costing carmakers billions. Renault It also warned of poor visibility in the case of rolling chip supplies this quarter.
Stalantis lazily watched at one point in eight of its 44 global plants, mostly affecting North American activity.
Production losses due to the chip crisis came in at around 190,000 units per quarter or close to 11 per cent of planned output.
However, Stalantis’ revenue rose 14 percent to ৩ 38 billion, due to a slightly higher overall volume, while North America was the only car supplier.
Europe, South America, the Middle East and China have all sold together, as well as the Maserati brand.
The group focuses on building its most profitable car models to reduce financial losses and responds to crises by reducing the amount of dealer forecasts.
Richard Palmer, the group’s chief financial officer, said the company had “strong first-quarter revenue in 2021.” . . Despite the headlines from the global semiconductor crisis. “
Philip Huchois, an analyst at Jefferies, said the group had “achieved better volume than the generalist peers so far this season”.
The company expects “some improvement” in the second half of the year, and before the groups merged, its marginal expectations were 5.5 percent to 7.5 percent, up from 5.5 percent last year.
Stellantis expects the ৫০ 50 billion addition to save ৫ 5 billion, although no strategic plans will be developed for the two businesses until next year.