Bottlenecks in the auto industry
Half a year waiting for the new car – chip deficiency and delivery problems meet customers
Slavek Ruta/Zuma Wire/dpa/archive picture Electric cars are parked in a sales center.
Chip deficiency and other delivery problems: the manufacturers build significantly fewer cars than they could. If you want to buy one, you often need patience. For the waiting time there are sometimes unconventional solutions.
If you buy a new car, you have to wait longer and longer. "Depending on the factory and model, the delivery time leveled off for three to six months", said Marcus Weller, market expert at the Central Association of German Motor Motor Show. With some premium models, customers would have to wait nine months for a year to receive the car.The background is above all the delivery bottlenecks for important components, including semiconductors. Manufacturers therefore reduce production. Stefan Reindl, head of the Geislinger Institute for Automobile Economy says: "The problem of long delivery times could tighten in autumn 2021 until well into the spring of 2022." The result: discounts on the list price are less common, and used car prices also attract.
"The inventory of the dealers is quite reduced", says Weller. In the past, customers did not find their desired model directly from the dealer, be it at short notice from the manufacturer’s storage. That is now more difficult. Waiting times would sometimes be bridged with demonstration vehicles and leasing contracts are extended, says Weller. Anyone who is flexible with the brand may get to their new car faster.
People traffic jams "Haul" half finished cars
Many car manufacturers are desperately trying to process the excess of demand quickly by finishing ordered vehicles with the material still available. For corporations such as Volkswagen and large suppliers such as Continental, specially educated "Taskforces" the world market around the clock after residual quantities, especially the tight microchips.
But what is available at all often is not enough. Before some works are already stowing "Haul" half finished cars, which are quickly retrofitted when missing parts arrived and only then delivered. However, some carmakers have even passed to leave models onto the street without certain special equipment in order to supplement the systems later.
In production, there are layers due to the parts of the part, some over the week. At the same time, car prices rise, because in addition to the general shortage of the offer, discounts are shortened. And the manufacturers reserve those chip charg that they can get, initially often for higher-priced models.
Electrical or hybrid cars go directly to the trade at VW
On the other hand, the companies want to get rid of what works. At VW, for example, the unconditional priority for external customers meant that managers should no longer order electrical or hybrid cars as company cars for the time being. These are supposed to go on sale immediately – usually the Wolfsburg manufacturer decorates itself to also equip his managers with alternatively driven vehicles.
"Electric vehicles are currently particularly susceptible to long delivery times", says car expert Reindl. They are more dependent on semiconductor elements when controlling the drive as well as assistance and communication systems.
Longest delivery times in the smaller to medium -sized price segment
"We are currently assuming that around twelve percent more vehicles could be sold worldwide this year if there were no problems with the supply chains", Stefan Bratzel, head of the Center of Automotive Management in Bergisch-Gladbach. In Germany it is 15 percent. He expects the longest delivery times in the smaller to medium -sized price segment. Because the narrow semiconductors are increasingly concentrated on higher -priced vehicles.
Relaxation on the supplier markets will not be in sight in the coming months. "It remains to be hoped that the bottlenecks will will dissolve gradually from 2022 – albeit not entirely." Because not only car manufacturers and suppliers suffered from them, but in particular also the car trade. If dealers could not deliver ordered vehicles, sales and yield lack sales and yield. "This could lead to a ruinous spiral in the automotive industry."
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