Porsche Stops Cayenne, Panamera Production Due to Flooding

German automaker Porsche stopped production at its Leipzig assembly plant today, after floods in the Czech Republic halted supplies.
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"We have a bottleneck in the supply of car bodies built in the Volkswagen plant in Bratislava, which are transported by train across the Czech Republic to our plant in Leipzig," a Porsche spokeswoman said.

The Leipzig plant builds 450 Cayenne and Panamera models a day in three shifts. While pre-assembly work on the Panamera will continue, production of the Cayenne was temporarily stopped, as the SUV bodies are brought from Bratislava, Slovakia.

In order to offset the loss of output occurred because of the flood, Porsche is likely to add extra shifts at a later date. According to our source, BMW, which also has a plant in Leipzig, is not facing any production shortages.

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