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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Production of Romanian car plants Ford and Dacia disrupted by semiconductor crisis

Romanian car factory Dacia announced that it would suspend production again after Ford's factory in Craiova announced a longer outage period at the end of February.

Thus, both local car plants will operate at a fraction of their capacity in March.

The cause is the same for both factories: the lack of microchips, which hit the global automobile industry (and not only) amid a combination of factors.

Dacia will suspend the production of its Mioveni-based plant on March 5 and 8, both in the vehicle plant and in the Mechanical and Chassis Plant. Earlier, Ford Romania announced that it would suspend production for ten days, starting with February 26.

Last year, the two carmakers also had production disruptions due to the pandemic. The output of the Dacia car plant dropped in 2020 to under 260,000 units from 350,000 in 2019.

Meanwhile, Romania's total car production reached 438,000 units, down from 490,000 units in 2019.

(Photo: media.ford.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Production of Romanian car plants Ford and Dacia disrupted by semiconductor crisis

Romanian car factory Dacia announced that it would suspend production again after Ford's factory in Craiova announced a longer outage period at the end of February.

Thus, both local car plants will operate at a fraction of their capacity in March.

The cause is the same for both factories: the lack of microchips, which hit the global automobile industry (and not only) amid a combination of factors.

Dacia will suspend the production of its Mioveni-based plant on March 5 and 8, both in the vehicle plant and in the Mechanical and Chassis Plant. Earlier, Ford Romania announced that it would suspend production for ten days, starting with February 26.

Last year, the two carmakers also had production disruptions due to the pandemic. The output of the Dacia car plant dropped in 2020 to under 260,000 units from 350,000 in 2019.

Meanwhile, Romania's total car production reached 438,000 units, down from 490,000 units in 2019.

(Photo: media.ford.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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